Costa Rica beats Trinidad and Tobago for seventh place in
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 13, 2019.-
Costa Rica beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-19, 25-21,
25-19) to finish seventh place at the NORCECA Women’s
Continental Championship on Sunday at Roberto Clemente
Coliseum of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Costa Rica finishes with 1-5 record and Trinidad and Tobago
with 0-6 for seventh and eighth place respectively. In the
third set, Trinidad and Tobago trailed on 11-18 with five
points in a row 16-18, but the Central American’s kept
composure for their sweeping victory.
Costa Rica led 33-26 in kills, 6-3 in blocks and held a slim
11-10 margin in aces. Costa Rica allowed 20 points in errors
and scored on 25 opponent errors.
Costa Rican Tamara Espinoza topped all scorers with 20
points on 17 kills and 3 aces and Kiune Fletcher led
Trinidad and Tobago with 17 points.
Eugenia Ramírez, captain of Costa Rica: “Our goal was to
improve our team during the tournament, match by match and
today we could see the things we’ve been adjusting, it gave
results. We were up in the third, benefiting from our serves
but they adjusted their serves as well and we struggled.
Overall we improved our serves during the tournament and we
are proud with the win”.
José Miguel Briceño, Head Coach of Costa Rica: “We improved
our transition, when we received we got out fast of their
serves. Our serves were stronger today and we blocked more
than other matches. We have everyone a chance to play, we
want this group to grow, but we need strong competitions
like this one, against experienced opponents”.
Sean Morrison, Head Coach of Trinidad and Tobago: “The last
performance was n tour best, we played better against USA,
Cuba and Dominican Republic; in the easiest match we didn’t.
Costa Rica kept their game-plan, they didn’t let go; we made
too many errors that causes us to come in last position. We
need to learn from our mistakes to be better for the