Puerto Rico score victory over Colombia
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, July 16, 2012 - Puerto Rico got their
second victory at XI Women’s Pan Am Cup after defeating Colombia
in straight sets (25-22, 22-15, 22-20).
Stephanie Enright recorded 19 points (4 aces) and Yarimar Rosa
11 for Puerto Rico, while Maria Martinez and Melissa Rangel
finished with 10 apiece for Colombia that showed a good block
with Martinez (4 points) and 3 by Andrea Estrada.
“Our serve worked today, we came out against a team that despite
their youth played like warriors and really hurt us,” said
Puerto Rico’s captain Jetzabel del Valle, who combined 4
blocking points and 5 in attack (for a total of 9).
“We put in practice what we were doing but maybe the mental
mistakes are something we haven’t adjusted at all,” mentioned
“I had not seen Colombia before, playing this way. They showed
good attack in the first set and showed good individualities,”
said Puerto Rico´s coach, David Alemán, whose team now is 2-3 at
“I could say that instead of five matches we have held five
practicing sessions, because this has been our best way to
prepare this young team and sometimes the stamina in a team can
determinate a good or a bad match. We spent a lot of energy
against USA and not a lot today and it happens with many teams,”
stated Mauro Marasciulo about Colombia.