Nicaragua suffers to defeat El Salvador in five sets

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 30, 2019 - Nicaragua had to come from behind to outscore El Salvador 3-2 (17-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 15-13) in more than two hours, of play which would leave one of the two teams with options to fight the podium.

Thursday 31 de October del 2019 07:00 AM

El Salvador (0-2) started winning and seemed to dominate the game, but errors in key points, did not allow them to close strong, which allowed Nicaragua to get its first win with one defeat.

Víctor Cruz with 14 points and Denis Espinoza with 11 were the best in Nicaragua. For El Salvador Yoel Guardado led with 17, Gustavo Ortiz with 12 and 11 of Abner Cano.

El Salvador dominated 45-38 in attacks, 11-5 in blocking and equaled 8 in services, but they made more mistakes with 51 to 42 by the Nicaraguans.

Osman Hernández, coach of Nicaragua: "We managed to control his best attacker, we got him and that allowed us to place ourselves better in the defense. Tomorrow is one more game, all the teams are strong, they come for the win, we have to play Honduras that is undefeated, but we will work to move forward with the support of the fans that today kept motivating us".

Dany Calderón, coach of El Salvador: "Unfortunately nothing can be rescued today, those are the results of the work that has been done and making a change is difficult. The boys were totally lost, it is difficult to try to handle it and not be guided. At times we looked good, we lost one of the best servers, but to regret it is not good and we just have to keep working".

Nicaragua will face Honduras at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, while El Salvador will play Costa Rica at 5:00 p.m.



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