Nicaragua with perfect record
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 8, 2017.- Nicaragua remains
unbeaten and with perfect record after defeating Guatemala 3-0
(25-23, 25-21, 30-28) at the XVII AFECAVOL Men’s U-21 Central
American Championship at IND Volleyball venue in Managua.
Nicaragua and Guatemala engaged with an exciting performance,
using their best abilities; finally the home team was more
effective and remains undefeated.
This is Nicaragua’s fourth straight victory to lead the
competition with 20 points; Guatemala has 2 wins and one defeat,
their next opponent is Costa Rica.
Jonny Zeledon led Nicaragua with 20 points, followed by Byron
Hernandez with 13 and Denis Lopez with 10. Guatemala balanced
their offense with Edgar Maldonado on 18 points and Jonathan Paz
scored 13 points.
Nicaragua controlled Guatemala with 41-38 margin in kills, 86 in
blocking and 5-1 in serves.
Captain Jonny Zeledon of Nicaragua commented “this is one more
step into winning a medal; I thank God that the medal has a
color; now we must focus on tomorrow’s schedule and try to win
Captain David Alvarado of Guatemala expressed “it was a very
close match, we both wanted to win and unfortunately it wasn’t
us; I hope we can get back on track on this evenings second
session against Costa Rica”.