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”.