It wasn’t as much Acosta’s game skills as an alliance of five other players on her team that spelled her doom. Acosta argued in the tribal council before the voting that she had the life skills as a Los Angeles Police Department officer would make her a strong player.
The argument by the 51-year-old failed to sway the other players and she was voted out of the game.
That’s the bad part about “Survivor.” Good players often get bounced if they have not formed the right alliances.
Fresno still has a connection to the show. Matthew Quinlan, who lived in Fresno from 1992-1996 while his father was vice president of marketing at Zacky Farms, has emerged as one of the stronger players. The Bullard High School graduate is part of the all-male team that has dominated the first two episodes.
Quinlan’s quest continues Wednesday night.