Costa Rica propels to victory over French St Martin
TIJUANA, Mexico, July 3, 2012 - Costa Rica earned its first
victory in Pool A of the NORCECA Boys’ U19 Continental
Championship after brushing aside French Saint Martin 3-0
(25-9, 25-16, 25-16).
Luis Diego Abarga became the top scorer of this match with 13
points, while Jafet García and Cesar Gomez each finished with 8.
Kareem Brooks registered 8 for the defeated side.
“I have no comments,” French Saint Martin’s Coach, Stephen
Thierry said about the result, while Captain Fresnet Fabre added
that “We could have done better.”
The Caribbean team had a big chance to recover in the last set
but made a couple of reception mistakes.
“We faced a team with very talented young players with a lot of
potential, and we had to make some adjustments and to correct
the mistakes we made in our first match,” Costa Rica’s Captain
Andres Araya said.
“We improved in our rhythm and also had a tactical improvement.
I am very happy seeing French Saint Martin playing here
integrated to Norceca, that’s the way Costa Rica started to
play, and hard work will be key for them to increase their
level,” Costa Rica’s coach Alberto Travieso commented.