Nicaragua set their pace
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 6, 2017. - Nicaragua established
their own pace after defeating Panama by 3-0 (25-12, 25-12,
25-21) in the second match of day one of the XVII AFECAVOL U-21
Men’s Central American Championship at IND Volleyball venue in
Nicaragua managed to control the action during the first two
sets with powerful spikes over the net, Panama’s reaction kicked
in the third set but at the last moment, the host team recovered
to finish with their first victory.
Nicaragua held a (32-19) advantage in spikes and (5-3) in
blocking, with Enmanuel Reyes and Denis Lopez as leading scorers
with 10 points apiece. Panama’s captain Jose Anguizola scored 13
points and Rodrigo Rodriguez 7 points.
Capatin Jose Anguizola of Panama said “we were really nervous in
the beginning, we are a renovated and new team; we slowly gained
confidence, but it wasn’t enough. Nicaragua has improved over
the past two years; their powerful serves damaged our game”.
Captain Jonny Zeledon of Nicaragua expressed “the team was
confident to finish with a good result because of all our hard
preparation, we were consistent, and we held advantage the
entire match. Panamá was not easy; we had to battle each and
every point to beat them”.