Peru outclass Trinidad & Tobago


CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, July 16 2012 - Carla Rueda scored 13 points and Clarivett Yllescas registered 10 in the 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-12) victory over Trinidad & Tobago at the XI Women’s Pan Am Cup.


After a five sets match against Costa Rica the night before, the Trinidadians Kelly- Anne Billingy and Rheeza Grant finished with eight points each only.


“We played against a very tall and strong team with a good physical talent. We had to adjust and work with our block and serve,” said Peru’s captain Elena Keldibekova.


“We had just very few chances to recover, but now we will just take one match at a time to see who will face on the next round,” commented Krystle Esdelle.


Trinidad & Tobago (1-4) will play at the classification round, while Peru (4-1) are in the mix for a World Grand Prix berth.


“We have a few experimented players and after Karla Ortiz is out, we have given more opportunity to Angela who is one of the youngest players in this roster,” Peruvian coach Edwin Jimenez stated.


Francisco Cruz remarked that the Peruvian serve deserved the credit. “I cannot say that the players were tired (after the match against Costa Rica). The credit is for the serve strategy by Peru. They also controlled the pass and that really affected our attack,” he concluded.