Chile to play for fifth place


GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, May 3, 2013. -Chile beat Colombia 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 26-24, 25-16) and will play for the fifth place of the U-18 Girls Pan American Cup.


Chile held a better margin in the serving category by 10-3, led by Catalina Melo with impressive 33 points. Colombia had a small advantage in blocking 12-10 and AmandaCaneowas their top scorer with 23 points.


Catalina Melo expressed “we didn’t expect Colombia to push so hard, in the end we were able to march at our own pace. We hope to win tomorrow’s match playing with good attitude”.


Veronica Pasos of Colombia indicated “my team couldn’t sustain the rhythm and I believe we must play better organized”.


“It was much harder to beat Colombia today that in the preliminary round; this was an important win to fight for the fifth place by only losing two matches up until now; the girls continue playing strong” the words of Hugo Jauregui, Argentinian coach for Chile.


Oscar Guevara has been insisting in Colombia’s lack of experience, “evidently the team has improved during the tournament but it’sdifficult enough to fight against the opponent but also against our own mistakes”.