Panamá defeats El Salvador in first win
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 7, 2017.- Panama defeated El
Salvador 3-0 (25-9, 25-16, 20-25, 25-19) in first tournament win
at the XVII AFECAVOL U-21 Men’s Central American Championship
being held at IND Volleyball venue in Managua, Nicaragua
Panama benefited from El Salvador’s lack of concentration in the
first set to earn their first victory of the event. Panama has
a1-1 win-loss record while El Salvador lost their second match.
Panama scored from everywhere with Jose Soto, Rodrigo Rodriguez
and Jose Anguizola scoring 12 points apiece, while Josue Palma
topped El Salvador with a match-high of 17 points. El Salvador
committed 44 errors.
Panama prevailed in all skills, with 37-25 advantage in spikes,
9-4 in blocking and 5-3 and serves.
Captain Josue Davila of El Salvador said “we were too nervous in
the beginning, we improved in the second set and we even won set
three, we did well in set four but we failed in serves and lost
Captain Jose Anguizola of Panama indicated “we started off
strong, gaining confidence; now we have already observed all our
opponents played and we must fix some small details to play