unstoppable as they defeat Guatemala
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 9, 2023
– Costa Rica’s national team secured their fourth consecutive victory as
after defeating Guatemala 3-0 (25-17, 30-28, 25-19) on Saturday at the
XXII AFECAVOL Women’s Central American Cup.
For Guatemala, it was their fourth
consecutive defeat, still without any wins, despite putting up a fight
in all sets, as seen in the second set where they had three set points.
However, Costa Rica managed to finish strong and take the set, which
gave them greater confidence heading into the third.
Marcela Araya continues to be a key
player for the Costa Rican team, this time scoring 13 points, and
Tatiana Sayles added 10. For Guatemala, María García contributed 13
Costa Rica led in attacks 38-30,
blocks 8-5, and service points 5-3. Additionally, they benefited from 29
unforced errors by their opponents while committing 26 themselves.
On Sunday, Costa Rica will face Panama
at 1:30 p.m., and Guatemala will go up against Nicaragua at 6:30 p.m.
AFECAVOL COPA MAYOR FEMENINA
Pablo Acuña, coach of Costa Rica:
“When it’s Central America, it’s a different tournament for Costa Rica.
All the opponents prepare to beat us, and we take it as a big challenge.
We prepare so that each player is ready to play her role, and today,
what I appreciate is that we had a better start than in the previous
Julissa Rodríguez, middle blocker of
Costa Rica: “We are super happy, but it’s thanks to the teamwork that
both the coaching staff and we have been doing. In reality, we haven’t
won anything yet; we still have games to go, and we need to keep working
as we have been and show what we know how to do with the goal we’ve set