Balanced attack carry Puerto Rico to first win
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, July 15, 2012 – Puerto Rico recorded
their first victory in the XI Women’s Volleyball Pan American
Cup by downing Canada in straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-18) in
Pool A on Sunday. Both sides have identical 1-3 win-loss record.
Yarimar Rosa had 19 points to lead Puerto Rico while Stephanie
Enright added 11. Daly Santana, Jetzabel Del Valle and Amanda
Vásquez each contributed 8 points to the victory. Canada’s Sarah
Pavan finished with 17, including four blocks.
“It was a good game for us,” Del Valle said. “We used our serve
to neutralize their use of the center and that was a key for the
“We are disappointed for the loss,” Canada´s Brittney Page said.
“I don’t know, but we didn’t match with Puerto Rico’s style.”
“Today we executed better and we always have good games against
Canada,” Puerto Rico’s coach David Aleman said. “The reception
was a key for us because we used more the center and allowed our
corners to play looser.”
“Puerto Rico had good passing and serving and our players seemed
to be scared because we didn’t play as good as we did in our
first three matches,” Canada’s coach Arnd Ludwig said. “I hope
we can play against them again in this tournament.”