Canada sneak into the quarterfinals
Lima, Peru, September 5, 2012 – Canada recorded a 3-0 (25-16,
25-15, 25-18) victory over Costa Rica to advance to the
quarterfinals of the U-23 Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on
The Canadians finished Pool B with a 1-2 mark while Costa Rica
remained winless and will play for the 5-8 positions.
The North Americans held advantages of 10-2 and 9-2 in serves
and blocks respectively in addition to a margin of 32-19 in
Carly Hamilton topped Canada with 11 tallies while Royale
Richardson and Alicia Perrin each had 8 points. Kelci French,
who played only in the first set, totaled 7, including six aces.
Costa Rica’s Mihal Hines finished with 9 points.
“Costa Rica gave us problems for moments but we were able to
solve them and we are happy to go to the next round,” Canada’s
Ryan Hofer said.
“We are happy with the performance of our girls against a team
of high level like Canada and I hope they continue to develop
their skills,” Costa Rica’s Andres Carvajal stated. “The overall
balance of the tournament is a positive one for us.”
“We had a slow start but we improved with the game,” Canada’s
Kelci French said. “We know Argentina is a tough rival but we
will try our best against them.”