Nicaragua seventh after winning to Barbados
HAVANA, Cuba, September 1, 2018 - Nicaragua took seventh place
by defeating Barbados 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-14) on the last day
of the Norceca U-21 Men's Tournament of Volleyball at the
Coliseum of the Sports City.
Jonny Zeledón, the slender corner player, repeated his condition
as top scorer of his team and today also led the meeting with 19
points, while the central Diego Cuadra (10) and the opposite
Novelbis Nuñez (8) equal contributed to the victory.
For the Caribbean the blocker Akeil Williams was the most
productive with 10, as well as the opposite Ashe Oxley with 8 in
the meeting in which Nicaragua was superior in attack (38-28)
and service (4-1), but Barbados outnumbered them in number of
Osmani Hernandez, coach of Nicaragua, said that "although we
wanted to reach the fifth place but we said goodbye with a
second victory in the tournament." The boys learned from the
defeat against Guatemala yesterday, that no one is belittled and
that one should not play relaxed, and today they worked much
"We must keep insisting on the serve, so we can receive better,
many of the teams beat us because of the deficiency of our
service and as a consequence the complex one, and this event has
been good for them since seven of them will play in the Central
American U23 within a week in our country”, he said.
His captain Jonny Zeledón expressed his greatest joy today for
the victory. "Barbados did not show much resistance, in the
second set we lost a little concentration but we could get it
over, we did not wait for the seventh, but we will continue
training to improve, not being conformist and filing every
detail, that is what each team does to raise their level and
these skills help to learn about these aspects ".
John Stuart, Barbados coach, said he did not feel good about his
team's performance. "I do not feel well, the team had many
difficulties in the receipt during the whole fair and their
morale is very low, and this is the result."
"For me the event was fair because all the teams were able to
do the most remarkable thing to win, we tried in each game to
rectify the mistakes made previously, but what I learned most
here is that teamwork is the most important thing and that
playing well together, we get more success,"said 18-year-old
center-back Kadeem Morris, who debuted very young in the
previous Norceca U-21 in 2016.