Canada crush Colombia for first win
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, July 14, 2012 - Canada claimed their
first victory in the XI Women’s Pan American Cup after defeating
Colombia 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-13).
Sarah Pavan had a match-high 17 points and Jaimie Thibeault
scored 11 for Canada, while Colombia’s Diana Arrechea finished
with 11 points.
“This was our first win of the tournament. Colombia is a very
good fighting team all the time. We kept our lead relying on
minimizing errors and did a good job,” said Canadian captain
Captain Lorena Zuleta said about Colombia: “This was a difficult
match, but we made it more complicated because we could have
Meanwhile, Colombia’s coach Mauro Marasciulo remarked: “Canada
is a very complete team with players like Sarah Pavan who can
solve any problem. We had some limitations and lack of
concentration in serving. They (Canada) have been playing and
preparing since the Olympic qualifier and we have just a few
days preparing for this tournament.”
For Canada’s coach Arnd Ludwig the key was in the pressure. “We
put a lot of it and the fact of winning one set yesterday
against Dominican Republic was a positive influence in the team.
Everybody seemed to be more confident.”