Puerto Rico dominates Costa Rica


ROSARITO, Mexico, June 18, 2010 - Puerto Rico started its participation in the Pan Am Cup with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica (25-13, 25-15, 25-19).


Tatiana Encarnacion and Stephanie Enright were the top scorers of the Puerto Rican team, both registering 10 points, while Costa Rican Verania Willis finished with 8 points in a match that lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.


Vilmarie Mojica, the Puerto Rican captain stated: “We used all our personnel and they did it right, but we still have to improve some aspects to find our rhythm by one step at a time”.

“We have done some changes in our team, and this first match helped us to have a first diagnostic about the things we have to improve for the rest of the Cup,” Argentinean coach of Puerto Rico Carlos Cardona said.


Willis, the Captain of Costa Rica said: “Our team has changed a lot. We have a lot of young players but with the addition of Lorne Sawula (as assistant coach from Canada) we have been trying to change our style of play.”