USA starts with a victory over Costa Rica at U18 Continental
TIJUANA, Mexico, August 6 2012 — The United States started their
participation at the Norceca Women’s U18 Continental
Championship against Costa Rica in straight sets (25-15, 25-11,
Carli Snyder and Courtney Schwan scored 12 and 11 points
respectively for USA. Schwan also finished with seven aces while
Costa Rican captain Angie Montero Alfaro registered 5.
“I am very happy with the opportunity to play this first
International experience. We played well and now expect to play
stronger against Guatemala,” said American captain Taylor
“It was a good match, we had some problems, but despite the
result we feel so glad to be playing for the first time at this
stage,” Montero mentioned.
“I am happy the first match is over, Costa Rica did nice things
in this match. We have a very young team and for tomorrow we
have to be focus on our side,” USA coach Reed Sunahara remarked.
For coach Xavier Perales, Costa Rica had their continental
debut. “This was our girls’ first contact at the Norceca level.
We hope to advance as much as we can as part of this learning
process,” he indicated.