SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras, September 12,
Costa Rica earned their second win defeating
Guatemala 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-18) at the XIV
Boys’ U19 Central American Championship of
AFECAVOL being held at the Santa Rosa de Copan
Costa Rica is undefeated 2-0 and has a total of
10 points, while Guatemala has no victories 0-2,
with two points.
Costa Rica was more dominant in the second set,
jumping to a huge 13-7 advantage with their
blocking and that mentally affected the
Costa Rica led in blocking by a huge 17-3 margin
in blocks; they also led 27-19 in attacks and
7-2 in serves. Guatemala committed fewer errors
(24-28) than Costa Rica.
The top scorer of the game was outside hitter
Grant Stanley of Costa Rica with 18 points from
11 attacks, 5 blocks and 2 aces. Also
contributing to Costa Rica’s win was its captain
David Córdoba with 9 puntos, who led in blocks
with 6 points.
Opposite hitter Ferdinando González and middle
blocker Theo Wandel scored 4 points each for
On day three of competition, Costa Rica (2-0)
will face Honduras (0-1) and Guatemala (0-2)
meets El Salvador (1-0).
David Córdoba, captain of Costa Rica:
“It was exciting today’s victory. We had faced
Guatemala during the Pan American Cup, and we
knew their game level. We played at our rhythm
and came out with a good result”.
Luis Fernando Castañeda, head coach of
“Costa Rica is an experienced team, they are
good, and they complement each other well,
everybody defends and attacks. We attacked
strongly, but Costa Rica defended a lot. We will
try to win our next three matches and see if
there’s a chance to win a medal. This was an
important game to get in the competition, after
yesterday’s loss against Belize, who by the way
is nice to see their level of play”.