El Salvador crushes British Virgin Islands in Pool K


ST CROIX, Virgin Islands, May 25, 2013 – El Salvador cruised past British Virgin Islands to win in straight sets (25-12, 25-17, 25-9) the first match of the NORCECA Second Round Group K Tournament, a qualifier towards the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship on Saturday morning at Ronald “Ranche” Charles Arena.


“To tell the truth I think we can play better than we did today,” El Salvador Captain Adriana Flores said. “We will improve as the competition goes on.”


“We made pretty much fundamental mistakes especially with our passing,” British Virgin Islands Captain Sabinah Clement stated. “It took a while to warm up and overcome our nervousness and our passing mistakes affected our setting.”


Nery Henriquez, coach of El Salvador, pointed out to their long trip as a factor in the slow start of his team.


“The girls were a little bit tired after a long trip and a late arrival but they made the adjustments and as their captain said, the opponent’s mistakes helped us to the win,” he said.


Willis Petter, coach of British Virgin Islands is confident his team will be able to regroup and play better in the next match.


“We made too many errors in our passing,” he said. “The girls were nervous at the beginning but even after that we kept committing mistakes. We will go back to regroup and play better.”