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Guatemala win men’s Central America Cup

 
Guatemala won the title for second time in the hisroy of the Central American Cup

Guatemala City, Guatemala, February 11, 2013 – Hosts Guatemala were crowned as Central American men’s champions following their 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 17-25, 25-22) victory over defending champions Costa Rica on Friday.

The home team finished with a 4-1 win-loss record and the victory earned Guatemala a ticket to the NORCECA Men's Continental Championship to be held on September 21-29 in Langley, Canada. 

MVP and best server Andy Leonardo contributed 19 points while three other teammates finished with double figures in the score charts: Oscar García (13), Moisés Reyes (11) and José González (10). Costa Rica’s Richard Smith, the top scorer and best spiker of the competition, had a match-high 23 points.

Players who received individual awards during the closing ceremony presided over by Marta Centeno, FIVB Executive Vice President and AFECAVOL President, included Costa Rica’s Abelardo Rodriguez as best receiver, Honduras’ Luis Membreño and Wilfredo López as best setter and best blocker respectively, El Salvador’s Daniel Martín as best digger and Guatemala’s Tirso Pineda as best libero.

In the other matches of Friday, El Salvador defeated Nicaragua in five sets (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 14-25, 15-10) and Panama upset Honduras 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-22).

Final Positions
1. Guatemala
2. Panamá
3. Honduras
4. Costa Rica
5. El Salvador
6. Nicaragua

Top scorers by day
25 – Carlos Osorio of Honduras v Guatemala on 4-2-13
24 – Andy Leonardo of Guatemala v Panama on 5-2-13
20 – Evans Torres of Honduras v Costa Rica on 6-2-13
20 – Richard Smith of Costa Rica v Honduras on 6-2-13
31 – Richard Smith of Costa Rica v Panamá on 7-2-13
23 – Richard Smith of Costa Rica v Guatemala on 8-2-13

Top scoring performances
31 – Richard Smith of Costa Rica v Panamá on 7-2-13
25 - Carlos Osorio of Honduras v Guatemala on 4-2-13
24 – Andy Leonardo of Guatemala v Panama on 5-2-13
23 – Richard Smith of Costa Rica v Guatemala on 8-2-13
22 – Mauricio Rivas of El Salvador v Nicaragua on 8-2-13

Top blocking performances
7 – Donaldo Ureña of Panamá v Costa Rica on 7-2-13
7 – Kenneth Sevilla of Nicaragua v El Salvador on 8-2-13
7 – Richard Smith of Costa Rica v Panamá on 8-2-13
6 – Carlos Osorio of Honduras v Guatemala on 4-2-13

Top serving performances
4 – Fabrizzio Matamoros of Honduras v El Salvador on 6-2-13
4 – Andy Leonardo of Guatemala v Nicaragua on 7-2-13
3 – Andy Leonardo of Guatemala v Panama on 5-2-13
3 – Moises Reyes of Guatemala v Panama on 5-2-13

Highest scoring sets
30-28 Honduras v Costa Rica (2nd set) on 6-2-13
27-25 Guatemala v Panama (2nd set) on 5-2-13
27-25 Honduras v Costa Rica (1st set) on 6-2-13
27-25 Honduras v Costa Rica (4th set) on 6-2-13
26-24 Honduras v Nicaragua (2nd set) on 5-2-13
26-24 Costa Rica v Panamá (4th set) on 7-2-13
26-24 Guatemala v Costa Rica (2nd set) on 8-2-13

Highest scoring matches
223 – Honduras d Guatemala 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 20-18) on 4-2-13
220 – Guatemala d Panamá 3-2 (25-23, 27-25, 19-25, 21-25, 16-14) on 5-2-13
212 – Costa Rica d Panamá 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24, 15-10) on 7-2-13
204 – Honduras d Costa Rica 3-1 (27-25, 30-28, 17-25, 27-25) on 6-2-13
203 – El Salvador d Nicaragua 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 14-25, 15-10) on 8-2-13

 




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