Nicaragua crowned undefeated AFECAVOL U21 Champions


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, October 6, 2019.- Nicaragua beat Belize 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-14) to be crowned undefeated Champions of the eighteenth AFECAVOL U21 Central American Championship in San Salvador, El Salvador.


Nicaragua finished the tournament with 6-0 win-loss record and 27 points winning their second gold medal in a row of an overall three gold medals (2003, 2017, 2019).


Nicaragua topped Belize with 35-27 advantage in attacks, 5-3 in blocks and 5-1 in aces, while scoring on 30 opponent errors against 18.


From Nicaragua, middle blocker Jefferson Cascante scored 17 points on 13 kills, one block and 3 aces. Ernest Broaster led Belize with 12 points on 11 kills and one ace.


Jorge Mena, Head Coach of Nicaragua: “I am really satisfied, the goal was to be among the medalists and now that we are champions once again, it’s a reward to the team’s efforts. My guy’s performance over exceeded our expectations, they played at a high level”.


Albert Humes, Head Coach of Belize: “I had high expectations from my team’s performance, they had trained hard to succeed but you can see inexperience from our new players. At least half of the team are new players to volleyball so we had to train them all over and we could not focus on execution during the match; the team is young and we are investing in our future”.