Honduras defeats Nicaragua to remain undefeated

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 31, 2019 - Honduras remains undefeated in the XIII Men's U19 Central American Championship after defeating Nicaragua 3-2 (25-22, 13-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-13) in an exciting closing match of the third day.

Friday 01 de November del 2019 08:00 AM

Honduras, as usual, recovered from a 1-2, winning the fourth and fifth set, with a brilliant performance by Alejandro Lobo with 25 points, plus 12 by Captain Jonathan Meza. For Nicaragua, Victor Cruz scored 20 points and 16 from Anthony Balmaceda.

Nicaragua dominated the attack 57-39, and Honduras was better in blocking 6-5 and services 5-4, committing more errors with 47, to 40 of the winners.

Meza, captain of Honduras: "For a long time, no medals were won for Honduras in these categories and that is history now. The truth is that we have not trained much, almost no one trusted us, we are giving everything to silence those who speak bad about us".

Miguel Pagoaga, assistant coach of Honduras: "Suffered triumph, we come from less to more. We beat the host that it is not easy, it is a strong team, but it has been a great effort of the boys, they followed the instructions and the game strategy. We have two games left, we could change the color of the medal, we will do our best, the boys are with all the determination and we are cheering for Honduras".

Lobo, the best scorer in Honduras, said that "I am happy for the victory because we have not trained much as a team, we have given everything on the court to be able to get the victory and since we left Honduras we set out to win a medal."

Osman Hernández, coach of Nicaragua: "Some of our players are learning volleyball, they have only a few months of training and we think we have a good group for later. They have been fighting, tomorrow we will go out to fight and so it will be in everything that is missing. We want to fight for the podium and leave the last place we had from the previous tournament. "

Nicaragua faces Costa Rica on Friday at 7:00 p.m., while Honduras will play Guatemala at 5:00 p.m.

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Publicado por: Norceca.info
Fuente: Norceca.net



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