Peru scores victory against Mexico


TIJUANA, Mexico, June 19, 2010 – Peru evened up its record at 1-1 following its straight-set (25-17, 7-25, 25-21) victory over hosts Mexico who dropped to 0-2 in Pool B of the Women’s Pan American Volleyball Cup.


Karla Ortiz led a balanced offense of the winners with 11 tallies while Jessenia Uceda charted 9 points and Patricia Soto and Yulissa Zamudio contributed 8 apiece. Mexicans Samantha Bricio and Andrea Rangel compiled 9 and 8 respectively in the loss.


“I am very happy with our first victory but we still need to have more control in the defense, Peru’s coach Choel Yong Kim said. “We have more complicated matches to play and need to fine-tune our defense.”


“We are still a very good offensive team and never lost that weapon,” Leyla Chihuan said. “But we have to improve our serve reception and the field defense.”