SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, August 18, 2022. The Costa Rican national team won 3-0 (25-15/25-21/25-18) against its counterpart from El Salvador in the last game of the second day of competition at the V Central American U23 Men’s Championship.
For the first set, the Costa Rican National Team outscored the hosts by 10 points, ending the set 25-15.
For the second set, El Salvador at times led the Costa Ricans, making the match exciting for the local fans at the Palacio de los Deportes in San Salvador. The second set favored the Ticos 25-21.
In the third set the Costa Ricans dominated the game, which would end with partial 25-18.
Josué Rojas scored 11 points and Dowshel Smith 10 points as the best scorers for Costa Rica and for El Salvador, Abner Cano and Diego Navarro scored 10 points each.
Attacks 26-24 and blocks 11-6 were dominated by Costa Rica, while serves favored El Salvador 7-6. Costa Rica had 32 errors in favor of the opponent and they committed 17.
Costa Rica thus achieved its first victory and El Salvador was left with a defeat and a victory.
The locals will play this Friday the 19th at 7:30 pm against Nicaragua, while Costa Rica will play at 5:00 pm against Honduras.
Dereck Fernández, setter from Costa Rica: “The game was quite intense, luckily and thanks to the coaches we managed to control it, we obeyed the orders that were given to us, we always kept our spirits up, wanting to get the game out, and always thinking about what What can we do, this is a rematch for the first game and let them know that we are going to be here giving everything for the team”.
Diego Navarro, side of El Salvador: “Today’s game was very difficult, we knew it was a very difficult team with which we were going to play, our team could not confront that at the time of the game, I think it would cool our heads for tomorrow, let’s move on”.