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Canada, Costa Rica qualify for Women's World Championship

Canada beat Mexico to qualify for Japan 2010

Tijuana, Mexico, August 30, 2009 – Canada defeated Mexico in five sets 25-13, 25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 15-8 to qualify alongside Costa Rica for the Final Round of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship in Japan.
The Costa Ricans swept the Trinidadians 25-16, 25-17, 25-18 in just 1 hour and 12 minutes and had been waiting for the outcome of the Mexico-Canada match to throw a bigger celebration.
The Canadians and Costa Ricans join the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba and United States as representatives of NORCECA next year in Japan.
The bigger Canadians totaled 21 blocks during their match against only 5 for the Mexicans, and also outscored the host team in service aces 9-5.
The Costa Ricans outscored their opponents in aces 10-4 while the taller Trinidadians were better in blocking, 7-5. The biggest difference between the two teams was in the amount of errors. Trinidad & Tobago gave away 31 points against only 16 by Costa Rica.
Sherline Holness, who had five blocks and two aces, led Canada with 14 points, Tiffany Dodds and Tonya Mokelki each charted 13 points, and Tammy Mahon added 10 points.
Mexican Martha Revuelta paced her team’s offense with 18 points, all in attacks, Cecilia Rios and Claudia Rodriguez added 14 apiece and Xitlali Herrera contributed 11 points.
Verania Willis once again led her team in scoring with 13 points, including four aces. Karen Cope and Dionisia Thompson added 9 and 8 respectively. Krystle Esdelle topped Trinidad & Tobago with 12 points, including two aces and two blocks.

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