MIAMI, Florida, July 2, 2009.- Costa Rica swept
Trinidad & Tobago 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 and
advanced to the 5-8 positions round of the Eight
Women’s Pan American Cup. In that stage of the
tournament they will compete with Canada and the
losing teams of the quarter finals phase.
Trinidad & Tobago will face Mexico in a match
for the ninth position on Friday at University
of Miami’s BankUnited Center.
Siblings Angela and Verania Willis paced the
Costa Rican attack with 16 and 13 points
respectively while Irene Fonseca charted 10
tallies. Karen Cope Charles added 8 points,
including four service aces.
Krystle Esdelle led Trinidad & Tobago with 10
points and Kelly-Anne Billingy and Sinead Jack
each scored 8 points.
“We tried to play as good as we could and to
minimize our errors,” said Verania Willis, the
captain of Costa Rica. “Our serves worked well
and we will try to stay focused and play point
by point the rest of the tournament.”
“My team played very bad today and we know we
can play a lot better,” said Nicholson Drakes,
the coach of Trinidad & Tobago. “Obviously, we
have a lot of work to do.”