Mexico takes fifth place over Costa Rica

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, August 30, 2021.- Mexico defeated Costa Rica 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-15) taking the fifth position at the Women’s NORCECA Continental Championship at Arena Astros in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mexico’s overwhelming 15-2 advantage in serves was too much for Costa Rica; they also held a 42-21 margin in attacks and 5-2 in blocks; Mexico committed 15 errors and Costa Rica finished with 13.

Outside hitter Lizbeth Sainz along with middle blocker Jocelyn Urias led Mexico’s attackers with 11 and 10 points respectively. Opposite hitter Andrea Rangel, outside hitter Grecia Castro and middle blocker Karina Flores contributed with 7 points each.

Outside hitter Nicole Mata scored 7 points for Costa Rica, outside hitters Tamara Espinoza and Tatiana Sayles collected 6 points each.

Jocelyn Urías, Captain of Mexico: “This was a learning experience, we continue to learn. We didn’t reach our goal, but we continue to work in this new process as a team and individually. It was a good experience and we learn from our losses”.

Mariana Rodríguez, Captain of Costa Rica: “We are leaving with many positive things; our performance during the tournament was good. We are happy and we are eager to keep working and growing to come back for this kind of tournaments”.