GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, May 23, 2022.- Host
Guatemala won the Central American duel to
Honduras 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) in the
closing match of day one of the Boys’ U19 Pan
Guatemala prevailed over Honduras without
difficulties, earning their first win in pool A
by a huge 30-12 margin in attacks and 6-4
advantage in blocks, as well as in serves by
6-3. Guatemala committed 31 errors and Honduras
Outside hitters Jesús Hernández and Roberto
Recinos led Guatemala with 9 and 8 points
respectively. While outside hitter Leonardo
Villegas led Honduras with 6 points.
On Tuesday, Honduras (0-1) will face Puerto Rico
(1-0) and host Guatemala (1-0) goes up against
Dominican Republic (0-1).
Adolfo Rivas, Captain
am very happy for my team, for opening the
tournament with a win. Our goal was to win over
Honduras, our Central American rival”.
Luis Fernando Castañeda,
Head Coach Guatemala: “Both
of us played well, it was an easy going match
and it took us some time to get started. This is
the first goal we reach; we will continue to
work so our players can gain confidence”.
Héctor Duarte, Captain
was a friendly match, our opponents weren’t
aggressive. I believe Guatemala took the win
because of our errors”.