Cuba scores easy victory over Costa Rica
SANTO DOMINGO; Dominican Republic, July 3, 2016 - Cuba cruised
to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-18) victory over Costa Rica in Pool B
of the XV Women’s Volleyball Pan American at Club San Carlos.
Cuba’s best scorers were Regla Gracia and Jennifer Alvarez each
with 8 points followed by Sulian Matienzo and Daimara Lescay
with 7 points apiece. Costa Ricans Paola Ramirez and Mijal Hines
had 8 and 6, respectively.
Roberto García, the Cuban coach, said that while respecting
Costa Rica they knew the match would be an easy one as he tried
to prepare their players for the match against USA on Monday,
since all the remaining matches are difficult and important.
Sulian Matienzo, the captain of Cuba, said the contest helped
them to be in the top conditions to play against the United
States, who don’t have their main team here but are a dangerous
opponent and always the team to beat.
Braulio Godinez, the coach of Costa Rica, said his team is very
far from the level of Cuba and tried to learn from the game and
play with patience.
Irene Fonseca, the captain of Costa Rica, said the first two
sets were very difficult because they were outplayed in all
aspects of the game and in the third set, after using many
reserves, could score some points and bring some level to the