Costa Rica beats Honduras and is fifth in the Sub 18


Tegucigalpa, Honduras. September 1, 2018. Costa Rica won 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) to Honduras to take fifth place in the NORCECA U18 Women's Continental Championship.


Despite the opposition of the locals at the start of the set, Costa Rica maintained the concentration and won with a varied offensive with Nicole Mata scoring 9 points, Lakysha Thompson and Ana Rojas were left with eight. Meanwhile, Rocío Durón scored 10 for Honduras and Andrea Aceituno and Dazly Durán had 8.


Costa Rica dominated the attack (33-25), blocking (8-4) and service (3-2), with 31 unforced errors from Honduras by 22 of the Costa Ricans.


Pamela Padilla, captain of Costa Rica: "We are very happy to win this game and stay with the fifth place. We are very satisfied because we knew that we could achieve the result. We came with the claw and with the desire to win, because last year in the Central American Honduras exceeded us. "


"This tournament leaves us many experiences, playing against teams of more level makes us grow as players."


Sandra Umaña, coach of Costa Rica: "I think we came to this, already at this stage, with the level of Central America we had to work hard, play a great rival like Honduras, at home, very organized. Today the girls played concentrated, we played to not make unforced errors and that helped us to win. "


Osiel Vasquez, Cuban coach of Honduras: "The tournament has been very good for Honduras, for the Federation in the organizational part and for the team it was a good tournament, until today, which was one of the worst games we had. We won three games and lost three, we worked for 50 percent, but I think that in this game we could do more, we even thought in five sets, because it could be for either of us. "