Guatemala rock solid over Honduras at Men’s AFECAVOL
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, November 12, 2018.-
Defending champions Guatemala had a rock solid performance over
Honduras 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-15) on day three of the twentieth
Men’s Senior AFECAVOL Central American Championship at FESAVOL
Gymnasium in San Salvador.
Guatemala had little resistance from Honduras in carrying out
their second straight set victory. The defending champions stand
with 2-0 win-loss record and ten ranking points; Honduras still
has no victories for 0-3 record and 2 points.
It was an overwhelming performance by Guatemala; in set two they
reached a 9-0 score as Gerardo González controlled the actions
on the service line. Guatemala’s dominant display continued up
to the end.
Guatemala held a huge margins in aces (10-0) and (42-22) in
kills; both teams scored 4 points on blocks. Guatemala committed
15 errors and Honduras a total of 19.
Guatemala balanced their points between opposite Andy Leonardo
with 15 points, outside hitter Wagner Chacon with 12 points and
captain Carlos Lopez contributed with 11 points. Opposite Carlos
Osorio led Honduras with 8 points.
Guatemala (2-0) will face Costa Rica (2-0) on Tuesday and
Honduras (0-3) will play against the host El Salvador (1-1).
Carlos Lopez captain of Guatemala indicated that they felt
comfortable “our performance had a good flow, we were confident
and our substitute players contributed to the team’s rhythm.
This game had less intensity than the one against El Salvador;
it adds to our growth and gives us more experience”.
Fabrizzio Matamoros captain of Honduras said “Guatemala is a
strong team, with a lot of experience and when you face them you
can see their great sport ability. We had the chance to make
variations that turned out well and I hope the work against El
Salvador tomorrow; we need to win to get into the battle of the
Guatemala’s assistant coach Luis Fernando Castañeda said this is
one more step closer to their goal “we are happy with the work
today, the preparation has been very good and we scored
continuously. We gave other players the opportunity to perform
and to be in shape with the team”.
Cuban Juan Andrés León, head coach of Honduras congratulated
Guatemala “hands up for them they have a really good project and
they will be on top for many years here in the region. We need
to focus on our work”.