Costa Rica gets first U21 win over US Virgin Islands

Toronto, Canada. June 27, 2024: Costa Rica defeated US Virgin Islands in their final group match today at the Women’s NORCECA U21 Continental Championship in Toronto, Ontario, at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

The score was 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-20). This was Costa Rica’s first win and US Virgin Islands is still winless in this tournament.

US Virgin Islands led in attacking 33-27 and blocks 6-4. But Costa Rica’s service pressure was effective 12-5 and the Virgin Islands’ team made more errors – 32-16.

Amanda Maria Campos Monge led the winning team in scoring with 13 points; and Anna Gillens also had 13 points, but for US Virgin Islands.

Head coach of Costa Rica, Kareem Richards, expressed his views on today’s game: “It was a very interesting game against a difficult team. The girls were awesome. We gave them a strategy and they followed it perfectly. We knew it would be a game with a lot of errors, so we tried to keep our unforced errors to a minimum. I’m thankful for this wonderful group, the coaches I have with me and we’re looking forward to continuing in this tournament.”