Guatemala retains AFECAVOL Women’s U-20 title
SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras, August 25, 2013.-
Guatemala defeated Panama 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-12) to retain
the Central American Title at the 15thWomen’s U-20
Central American Championship.
This is Guatemala’s second consecutive title of a total of five
in their possession. The champions conclude the tournament with
perfect win-loss record 6-0 and a total of 29 points. Panama
concludes with record of 1-5.
In their last performance Guatemala beat Panama with enormous
advantage in spikes (38-12) and in service aces (10-2); they
were also better in blocking (3-1).
Best scorers for Guatemala were Spiker Astrid Chacon with 13
points, Middle Blocker EstefanieBethancourth with 11 points and
Opposite Natalia Giron with 10 points. For Panama, Setter
AdjanisArosemena led with 4 points.
“We enjoyed the whole tournament, we’re glad our hard work and
practice payed off, specially winning unbeaten” expressed
Aura Chavarria of Panama said “sometimes to win you have to
lose, and that’s what we take home. Today we weren’t as
energetic as we should have been”.
Cuban William Fernandez coach of Guatemala expressed his
happiness but most of all the satisfaction of the title “this
group of girls played a great championship, I want to thank our
federation for their confidence in me and my staff. Against
Panama we were working for the players who have a chance of an
Coach Miguel Medina of Panama indicated “I congratulate
Guatemala; today my team played with less attitude but most of
all we’re thanking God for the opportunity and the experience”.