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Costa Rica finished in fifth place


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 7, 2016In a fought match Costa Rica beat Guatemala 3-1 to claim the fifth place at the NORCECA U-18 Continental Championship.


The Costa Ricans lost the first set 25-21 but then pressed with their experience as Central American champions to prevail 25-15, 25-22, 25-23. Costa Rica finished in fifth place in the tournament and qualified to 2017 U-18 Pan American Cup.


Tamara Espinoza from Costa Rica again led the scoring with 21 points.


"I am very pleased with the outcome. We played with an opponent we know very well. Guatemala played at a higher level in our last match," said Andres Lopez, Costa Rica head coach.