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NORCECA CH W: Cuba downs Costa Rica

by WoV
source: norceca.net: Photo: norceca.net

Cuba defeated Costa Rica 26-24, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22 on Friday afternoon to finish the 2013 Visit Omaha NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship in seventh place. The tournament concludes on Saturday with three matches determining the top six places.


13 year old Melisa Vargas in attack

Cuba, the youngest squad in the nine-team tournament, was led by its youngest player Melisa Vargas who had 18 points. She is one month shy of turning 14 years of age. Jennifer Yanet Alvarez added 15 points and Sulian Matienzo contributed 14 points. Costa Rica was paced by Verania Wills’ 20 points, followed by Paolo Ramirez Vargas’ 12 points.

Cuba’s offense produced a 54-38 advantage in kills to complement margins of 12-9 in aces and 8-6 in blocks.

Cuba ended the tournament with a 2-2 record and consecutive victories, which included a three-set win over St. Lucia on Thursday night. Costa Rica ended the tournament in eighth place with a 0-3 overall record.

Follow news from this competition on NORCECA Championship 2013 W.

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