Chile defeated Peru in the Classic of the Pacific


LIMA, Peru, May 6, 2019 - Chile beat Peru in the 'Pacific Classic' 3-0 (25-18, 28-26, 25-17) and got its first triumph in the Pool B of the World Championship Qualification U21 in Bahrain.


Chilean defensive work was key for the victory that places them for now in the second placx of Group B. Chile captain Vicente Ibarra, closed the game as the highest scorer with 16 points, followed by Manfred Borgstedt with 10 points.


Peru had Maikel Jaramillo as the leader of the individual score with 13 points, while Ángel Cerpa and Sebastián Calvera equaled 11 points.


Although the local team battled each ball, Chile managed to maintain the concentration in their game system and had advantage in attack (42-35), blocking (11-6) and service (4-1). The winners registered 19 unforced errors, compared to 21 of the rival. 


Vicente Ibarra, Chilean captain: Peru is a rival who fights each ball, but we followed our strategy and although we made some mistakes due to anxiety we got the result in our favor.


Maikel Jaramillo, captain of Peru: Despite the result I appreciate the effort of my teammates, because they did not stop fighting. We have a difficult game against Canada, but we know that there are no impossibles and we will go out with a lot of energy and concentration to face the rival.


Chile will play the first match on Tuesday May 7 at 2:00 pm, when they face the Colombian national team. Instead, Peru will close the day playing against Canada in the last game of the Pool Play scheduled at 20:00.