Costa Rica wins easily against Guatemala

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 30, 2019 - Costa Rica obtained its second win by beating Guatemala 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-21) in the second game of the fay two of the XIII Central American Volleyball Sub 19 male

Thursday 31 de October del 2019 06:18 AM

Dowshel Smith with 16 points and Harold Rodríguez, with 11, were the best scorers for Costa Rica, while Francisco Gamboa, of Guatemala, was with 11.

Costa Rica completely dominated the game with an advantage of 33-27 in attacks, 9-2 in blocks and 8-3 in services, with 3 "aces" by Smith.

Dowshel Mc Donald Smith, captain of Costa Rica: "The team was very good today, we anticipated the opponent, we analyzed it and we did very well with the result. The attitude was what helped us get ahead, we are here to give more and we are going for this championship. "

Alberto Blanco, coach of Costa Rica: "After the result of Guatemala against Nicaragua, which we did not expect to win 3-0, today's game was presented as a final, it was the team to beat and we concentrated, we trained a lot, what was planned We did well, especially the blockade and that they did not harm us in Zone 4. I think it was the best game in the 4 months of preparation. We have tried to motivate them, but the mental part is fundamental, that they behave on the court as professional players. "

Luis Fernando Castañeda, coach of Guatemala: "We had many mistakes, the boys did not enter as in the previous game, the Costa Rican team was superior, they have a nice team, we made too many mistakes, we entered the field cold. It was the most important game so far, fighting first place, but it's over, you have to focus on the matches that come to be on the podium. "

Costa Rica will face El Salvador on Thursday at 5:00 p.m., while Guatemala plays Belize at 3:00 p.m.



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