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Costa Rica Women’s Volleyball Team Spikes It!

Costa Rica Team Advances To Quarter Finals

Costa Rica Verania Willis VolleyballWith just a few short months before the 2012 Olympic games to be held in London, England, Costa Rica’s women’s National Volleyball Team is one step closer to a spot to compete in one of the most prestigious events of sport. With a victory over the ladies team from Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica can only go upwards from here!

With the Caribbean ladies team literally towering over the Costa Rican athletes, the Ticas managed to outmaneuver the tall team from the Caribbean, winning three sets to one, advancing the Ticas to the next round. Although victorious, it wasn’t an easy task, with almost an hour and a half of play, leaving the scoring as 25-19, 25-22, 15-25 and 25-13. Despite the obvious advantage of the Caribbean ladies, the Ticas did not stop attacking the net, leaving nothing to chance.

Costa Rica Volleyballers Face Tough Next Round

Losing one set to the Trinidad team had a great effect on the Tica warriors who realized that if they let their guards down, the Caribbean team would take advantage and ultimately come up the winners. Tica scorers included Karen Cope with 13 points and Angela Willis with 15 points. Captain Verania Willis confirmed that letting one’s guard down and being too confident could have had a detrimental effect on the outcome of the matches.

Going forward, the Costa Rican team will face the team from the Dominican Republic. With a relatively new Costa Rican team, the challenge will be to fight off more experienced groups such as the team from the Dominican with players such as Bethania de la Cruz.  The quarter finals will also see Canada and Cuba compete, with Cuba the most likely favorite. The next round will clearly test the Costa Rica Women’s National Volleyball team. Let’s encourage their journey to the Olympics. Three cheers for Costa Rica Tico style, Pura Vida, Pura Vida, Pura Vida!

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