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Guatemala adds second victory


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 7,  2017.- Guatemala added their second victory at the XVII AFECAVOL U-21 Men’s Central American Championship  after defeating El Salvador 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-14)  at IND Volleyball venue in Managua, Nicaragua.


Guatemala stands with 10 points with 3-0 record, while El Salvador remains win-less with a third feat in equal outings.


Guatemala and El Salvador fought evenly but the winners held advantage (33-27) in kills,  (11-9) and (7-6) in aces. El Salvador allowed 24 points on errors and Guatemala 16.


Guatemala’s leading scorers were Sergy Rodriguez with 16 points, joined by Edgar Maldonado with 13 points. For El Salvador Josue Palma scored 14 points and Diego Guidos 12.


Reider Lucas, Head coach of Guatemala said “we did not execute our game plan, we performed with ups and downs; we came from behind in set one but we did not play well. The team committed a lot of errors and we need to limit them for what comes ahead. On Friday we have a very tough day, in the morning we will face Nicaragua and we finish the day playing against Costa Rica”.


Head coach David Vargas of El Salvador indicated “we had a good beginning, we almost sealed set one. Traditionally Guatemala has controlled the ball and defense pretty well; we lost because we weren’t able to score on key moments. For many of us this i sour first tournament and it shows”.