Mexico claims fifth position
TIJUANA, Mexico, May 5, 2012 – Hosts Mexico handed Costa Rica a
3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-22) defeat in the match for fifth place of
the NORCECA Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament on
Alejandra Isiordia and Karla Sainz were Mexico’s top scorers
with 16 and 10 points respectively and Claudia Rios added 7.
Costa Rica’s Verania Willis had a match-high 21 points and Karen
Cope charted 8.
Both teams served 6 aces but Mexico was better in the blocking
category 8-4. Costa Rica made 27 errors to 18 by the winners.
“The fifth place is a reason to be calm and confident because
this is a young team,” Mexico’s Coach Estanislao Vachino said.
“We could close the match but it was mostly their errors than
“Mexico played at a high level but my team evolved during the
tournament and had more answers,” Costa Rica’s Coach Xavier
Perales said. “Now we have to analyze our mistakes and train for
the next tournament.”