Guatemala blanks Panama
PANAMA CITY, Panama, October 21, 2017 - Guatemala (2-2) entered
the battle for the medals winning 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-14) to
Panama (2-2 ) in the third game of Saturday morning in the XII
Central American U19 Men's Volleyball Championship.
Both countries are evened at 11 points in the absence of a game
which generates high expectations for the last one, since El
Salvador also has the same amount of score.
David Ismalej, Guatemala captain, led the attack with 17 points,
13 attacks, plus 4 "aces". By Panama, the captain Denzel Arboine
obtained 10 and José Vásquez with 9.
The Guatemalan team was better in attacks 25-23, in blocks 7-5
and in service 10-8, and committed more errors than its opposite
The game was delayed by half an hour due to problems with
lighting, when Panama won 14-13 in the third set. In the
resumption both teams came out trying to get the win, and it was
Guatemala who played a better defense, taking advantage of the
counterattack points to prevail.