Guatemala defeats Nicaragua to win AFECAVOL U-18 Bronze
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, August 19, 2017.-
Guatemala defeated Nicaragua 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-23) to win
the Bronze Medal of the XII AFECAVOL Girls’ U-18 Central
American Championship at Jorge A. Galeano Gymnasium in
The victory did not come without hard work by the Guatemalan
girls that battled strong to hold off Nicaragua in set three.
This is Guatemala’s second bronze medal in the history of the
event, they finished third also at the sixth edition in 2005
held in Costa Rica.
Guatemala prevailed over Nicaragua with 32-25 margin in spikes
and 8-4 margin in aces. Both teams scored two points on
blocking. Guatemala committed 21 unforced errors and Nicaragua a
total of 33.
Opposite Jimena Castellanos led Guatemala with 14 points on 12
kills and 2 aces; while also opposite player Maria Arcia led
Nicaragua with 11 points on 10 kills and one ace.
The bronze medal winners finishes with 3-2 record and 18 points;
Nicaragua with 2-3 record and 11 points.
Paola Alvarado, captain of Guatemala:
“The tournament was a learning experience for us individually as
well as a team; we know that technically we must improve in
blocking and receiving. After losing to Honduras we kept our
strength and came with our heads up high, we are happy with the
Julio Dominguez, coach of Guatemala:
“All the teams in this age-group category are similar, the
emotions and psychology of the game plays an important role. I
am glad with my team, this was formative, they are going back
home with a lot of hopes for their next international tournament
and I consider that the team knows how to play, they just need