Nicaragua defeats the defending champions

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, August 18, 2022. In the first match of the second day of the U23 Men’s Central American Championship, the Nicaraguan team won with a score of 3-1 (25-15/20-25/18-25/19-25). ) to the defenders of the title the selection of Guatemala.  

For the first set, the current champion of the category was forceful, taking advantage of 10 points in the final quarter (25-15).  

Nicaragua came from less to more to take the second and third set with partials of 20-25 and 18-25.  

In the fourth set, both teams showed how much they wanted one to extend to the fifth set and the other to settle the match, finally the match ended in the fourth set with a partial of 19-25 in favor of Nicaragua.  

José Pablo Pérez was the best scorer of the game for Guatemala with 15 points, followed by Jason Hernández with 14 and for the Nicaraguan team Axel Gutiérrez was the one who scored the most points with 21.  

The attack 50-43, blocking 14-11 and serving 3-2 was dominated by Nicaragua.  

In this way the Nicaraguans reap their second victory while the Guatemalans a victory and a defeat.

This Friday Guatemala will face Panama at 2:30 pm and Nicaragua will face El Salvador at 5:00 pm.

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Jeffrey Porres, Guatemalan point guard: “Unfortunately things didn’t work out, we couldn’t finish the game, I feel like we could give more and we have to keep working the following days”.  

Yerick García, opposite Nicaragua: “We had a very complicated match, we knew it was tough from the start, against the four-time champions, we had been working for that, thank God we got the result, we had a bit of complications in the first set but our The coach knew how to handle the situation and lead us to victory”.