Chile defeats Costa Rica for seventh place


HAVANA, Cuba, March 23, 2013 - Chile defeated Costa Rica in consecutive sets (25-20, 26-24, 25-10) to secure the seventh place in the Women's U-20 Pan American Cup that concludes on Sunday at Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva.


Catalina Melo (21 points) and Lucia Lozano (15) led the attack of the South Americans, who faced some difficulties in the first two sets but dominated with their serves in the third set. Costa Rica’s Daniela Vargas (9) was the best of the defeated side.


The coach of Chile, Hugo Jauregui said he "expected more resistance to Costa Rica, but in the end we managed to untangle the game and complete a good one-week experience."


Josefa Schuler, the South American leader, praised the organization of the tournament and the kindness of the hosts, "and we are also happy because we won, we didn’t finish last place and in the third set we showed what we can do."