El Salvador hands third defeat to Panama
PANAMA CITY, Panama, August 26, 2014 – El Salvador defeated
Panama in the last match of the fourth day at the U23 Central
American Men’s Tournament leaving the home team in a critical
situation and very small chances of getting a medal.
The Panamanians made a great effort winning the second set but
at the end fell down victim of many errors at the key moments.
The final score was 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22) for El
Salvador who now has a 3-0 record with 12 points, one less than
Costa Rica who leads the standings at 3-0 and 13 points.
Rodrigo Chavez led El Salvador with 15 points, followed by
Armando Guatemala and Mauricio Rivas who each contributed 14
points in the victory. Angel Beitia and Noriel Fuentes had 15
points apiece as the best of Panama.
El Salvador’s coach Ricardo Rivera expressed his satisfaction
because his players showed motivation and desire, something he
didn’t see on Monday when they also won. The captain Rodrigo
Chavez said the next three matches will be very demanding
against Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras.
Eric Lucero, coach of Panama, said that once again his players
were not able to deal with the key points and lacked consistency
with their attacks. Beiro said they lost the match for being
over confident about the victory going into the court.