Costa Rica is still alive
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 8, 2017.- Costa Rica defeated El
Salvador 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 27-25) to stay alive at the XVII
AFECAVOL Men’s U-21 Central American Championship at IND
Volleyball venue in Managua.
After losing to Nicaragua yesterday, Costa Rica needed the win
to keep their hopes alive in reaching top places of the
tournament. El Salvador has zero victories and 4 defeats.
Costa Rica won the first two sets comfortably; while El Salvador
missed set point in set three as Costa Rican players battled
strongly. In spikes, Costa Rica held 38-22 advantage, 9-5 in
blocking and 8-3 in serves.
Manrique Carazo was Costa Rica’s best scorer with 16 points,
Mariano Salas and Juan Arrieta scored 9 points apiece. Alejandro
Reyes led El Salvador with 11 points.
Captain Andres Ortiz of Costa Rica said “we were cold minded, we
tried to keep things simple, without complications, which payed
off; in set three we suffered a minor scare but we recovered
Josue Palma captain of El Salvador commented “we started off
badly, we weren’t consistent, Costa Rica blocked us pretty well
y we couldn’t read their game plan. We weren’t confident enough
in set three and that’s why we lost”.