Chile defeats Peru for fifth place
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, May 4, 2013.-Chiletook the fifth
place at the U-18 Girls Pan American Cupafter their historic
victory over Peru by 3-20 (16-25, 25-14, 17-25, 25-16, 16-14).
Both teams showed resistance and were equally aggressive as
their statistics reveal a small margin of difference. Peru did
better in blocking by 10-9 and in aces by 7-5.Chile had never
beaten Peru before.
Once again, Catalina Melo scored a match-high with 28 pointsfor
Chile. ArnaoUrrutia scored 20 points for Peru.
“Peru played strong and pushed us to the edge, I’m glad the
victory was for Chile as well as the fifth place, improving the
sixth place at the last edition of the U-18 Pan Am Cup” said
Cristina Cuba for Peru indicated “we didn’t want to win, we
lacked character, but the objective to gain more experience
playing was reached.”
Hugo Jauregui admitted that Peru has contributed with Chile’s
improvement for the past four years, “we’ve been training and
playing in Peru as part of our preparation and the results talk
for themselves. As the scores show no one was superior, the
match was more emotional than tactical”. He also praised the
organization and leaves with a positive come out.
“Chile has improved thanks to their coaching” said Enrique
Briceño, coach of Peru. “Our inexperience and anxiousness
betrayed us, but this is part of a process and the girls are
still young to continue improving”.