Mexico against Dominican Republic in NORCECA U-20 Gold Match


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, August 25, 2012. - Mexico defeated Costa Rica in straight sets 25-16, 25-19 and 25-19 making it into the final match of the NORCECA Women´s U-20 Continental Championship.


All the players for the wining team had the opportunity to see action. Mexico had advantage 5-1 in the blocking category and Costa Rica 6-2 in serves. Mexicans will meet Dominican Republic in the Gold match and booked one of the three spots available for the 2013 FIVB World Championship in Czech Republic.


“Costa Rica seemed united and willing to do things right; we are happy for the qualification and just as we did yesterday against Cuba, we’ll try giving our maximum tomorrow” said Alejandra Isiordia Mexican captain.


Angie Montero Costa Rica’s captain gladly said “our goal was to play a good match and I feel we didn’t come short, Mexico’s attitude is a very good one and I congratulate them for being in the final match.”


Estanislao Vacino Argentinean coach for Mexico congratulated Costa Rica for being in the final four of NORCECA showing an important advance for the region “we were able to give rest a set and a half to important players because they were worn out from yesterday’s match, even though Costa Rica was with good rhythm”. He ended by saying he is thrilled that they’ll play Dominican Republic because their job is a serious one just as they try to do in Mexico for the volleyball’s well being, “in my opinion I believe that the American coach anticipated himself in the results and gave his team rest during the day without taking this seriously.”


Andres Carvajal said “it’s not a coincidence that Mexico is in the final match, it’s the reflection of the job they’ve been developing and it’s a model to follow and try to reach their high level which. Taking as a start our preparation with Prof. Perales, we´ve worked in improving our performance and setting our own goals being realistic.”