Cristin propels us into Toluca

Cristin Alexander is looking to show more volleyball brilliance. 

The national team stalwart will team up with Jessica Wolfenden to compete on the fourth stop of the 2013 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation Beach Volleyball Circuit. Toluca, Mexico serves as the venue this weekend, with games continuing up to Monday, 10 June. 

Cayman is one of 15 teams on the women’s side with the other competing countries being Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago and the US. 

Alexander and Wolfenden previously teamed up on the tour’s third stop in Guatemala back in April. They finished fifth, earning 140 points and US$500 for their efforts. As a result, Cayman’s female players are ranked fifth out of 16 countries in the region. Cayman has 280 points, trailing only Mexico (340 points), Guatemala (410 points), Canada and the US (both with 560 points).  

Cayman’s ranking came after Alexander and Wolfenden excelled at the Campo Marte Park in Guatemala City. The duo would defeat Kathya Vasquez and Maria Vargas of El Salvador and local girls Londy Lucero, Astrid Ruano, Nadia Galan and Maria A. Orellana. Their lone defeat came to Guatemalans Maria Orellana and Anna Ramirez in the quarterfinals.  

Based on the current NORCECA tour standings, the ladies have outshined the men. Cayman’s male team is ranked tied for 11th, with the US Virgin Islands, with 105 points; ahead of Honduras (80 points), Barbados (45 points), Nicaragua (45 points), Jamaica (25 points) and the Bahamas (15 points). 

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Cristin Alexander has Cayman near the top of the rankings. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES
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