Chile to face Dominican Republic for seventh place
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 11, 2017.-
Chile will face Dominican Republic for the seventh place of the
U20 Women’s Pan American Cup after beating Costa Rica 3-0
(25-15, 25-8, 25-19) at San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday night.
Chile swept the home team with overwhelming advantage of 35-14
in spiking, 8-1 margin in the blocking category and 6-4 margin
in aces. Chile committed 23 errors and Costa Rica finished with
Beatriz Novoa and Mikaella Brendel of Chile topped all scorers
with eight points apiece. Also from Chile, Catalina Agurto del
Rio and Paulina Peruga registered 7 and 6 points respectively.
On Costa Rica’s side, Tamara Espinoza scored 5 points.
Seventh place match between Chile and Dominican Republic is
scheduled for Friday.
Eduardo Guillaume, Chile’s Head Coach:
“It was important to play doing the things we know how to do
well; I think our plan was well executed. We won well and
everyone had a chance to play, we end motivated to face
tomorrows big opponent and I know I will be using all my
Mario Romero, Costa Rica’s Head Coach:
“Nobody likes to loose, the differences and conditions are
obvious, but we competed well and gave our best. Today, the
girls had difficulties to get into rhythm. I’m satisfied that my
team and I were up to the challenge of playing this Cup, we have
to work a lot to improve and to be more competitive. If at least
one of these players reaches the senior team, I will be