Costa Rica remains undefeated against Guatemala 

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, October 20, 2021 - Costa Rica maintains its unbeaten record in three starts by beating Guatemala (25-14, 25-17, 28-26) 3-0 (1-2) in the XXI Major Central American Cup of Women’s Volleyball.

The Costa Ricans continue without losing a set, although they were in trouble in the third, when Guatemala could not take advantage of two match points, leaving their rivals who won 28-26 alive.

A multi-flank attack used Costa Rica in the first set, with three players scoring 4 points, Julissa Rodríguez, Tatiana Sayles and Tamara Espinoza. For the second set the outside hitter, Karen Cope took the lead and with powerful attacks some changes of rhythm, getting 7 points, and Cope herself was in charge of burying the aspirations of Guatemala in the third set scoring 8 points.

Cope finished with 18 points, followed by Espinoza with 9 and Sayles' 7, who did not play in the third set. For Guatemala, Rut Gómez got 11 points and 10 from María García.

Costa Rica dominated the attack 39-32 and the blocking (8-2), with Guatemala taking a slight advantage in service 7-6, but they committed 25 errors, by 16 of the Costa Ricans.

Costa Rica will face Nicaragua this Thursday in one of the most anticipated games by the fans who arrive at the Alexis Arguello Sports Center in Managua. The game will be at 7:00 p.m. while Guatemala faces Belize at 1:00 p.m.