SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras, September 12,
Nicaragua earned a solid victory 3-0 (25-14,
25-8, 25-21) over Honduras at the XIV Boys’ U19
Central American Championship of AFECAVOL on
Monday night at the Santa Rosa de Copan
This was Nicaragua’s first win for a 1-1 record
and five points, while Honduras has no victories
In the third set, Honduras recovered from a
6-point deficit (13-19) but their effort was not
enough to contain Nicaragua’s power.
Nicaragua was strong in attacks 35-10 and in
serves 14-0, Honduras held a slim 5-4 advantage
in blocks and committed one less error (22-28).
Outside hitter Evans Solis of Nicaragua led all
scorers with 25 points on 19 attacks, one block
and 5 aces. Opposite hitter Victor Bermudez and
setter Cristhoper Castillo contributed with 9
and 7 points respectively.
From Honduras, outside hitter Leonardo Villegas
scored 6 points.
On Tuesday, Nicaragua (1-1) will face Belize
(2-0) and Honduras (0-2) goes up against Costa
Cristopher García, captain of Nicaragua:
“This victory was crucial for us, today we
improved our attitude, we learned from
yesterday’s loss. Today we were more confident”.
Jorge Mena, head coach of Nicaragua:
“The team needed to gain trust, overcoming the
pressure of the tournament was difficult after
losing yesterday; today the victory was
necessary. Each game is a final and we aren’t
out of battling for a medal”.