CALI, Colombia, December 1, 2021. - Colombia had
an easy win against Suriname 3-0 (25-11, 25-9,
25-11) on day one of the women’s volleyball
tournament at the I Junior Pan American Games at
Evangelista Mora Coliseum.
Colombia had no complications in earning five
points in their debut in pool A of the event,
using all their players as the match developed.
Colombia overwhelmed Suriname with 38-14
advantage in attacks, 10-1 in serves and 6-1 in
blocks. Colombia committed 15 unforced errors
and Suriname a total of 21.
Middle blocker Darlevis Mosquera topped Colombia
with 12 points, outside hitter Laura Grajales
scored 9 points and captain Valerin Carabali
chipped in with 8 points. On Suriname’s side,
outside hitter and captain Cabriella Bouterse
scored 5 points.
Colombia (1-0) will play Argentina (1-0) on day
two, while Suriname (0-1) faces Mexico (0-1).
Eduardo Niño, head coach of Colombia:
“Winning gives the team confidence. We are
getting into the rhythm of the competition and
it was a good match, we need to make some
adjustments but we are on the right path. We had
the opportunity to rotate the whole team to give
new athletes that are part of our base process
confidence. Tomorrow we will come out strong and
with respect; we will work for the victory”.
Miquel Misidjang, head coach of Suriname:
“The girls started the game nervous and that was
the main thing. They couldn’t perform well and
we must focus on that for the next game. None of
the girls played their own game because they
were all nervous, looking at each other, making
too much team errors and that’s the reason we
lost so badly”.