USA wins over Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets


ROSARITO, Mexico, June 20, 2010 – USA crushed Trinidad & Tobago 25-17, 25-9, 25-11 in a Pool B match between unbeaten teams in the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup. The Americans stand at 3-0 while the Trinidadians are now at 2-1.


Trinidad & Tobago had been the dark horse of the first round after claiming victories against the sides of Mexico and Costa Rica but this time they stumbled against a very powerful USA team.


Jordan Larson paced USA with 10 points while Cynthia Barboza, Heather Bown and Christa Harmotto chipped in 9, 8 and 7 points respectively. Trinidadian Kelly-Anne Billingy scored a match-high 12 points and Krystle Esdelle added 8.


“We are happy for winning this match in three sets,” USA’s Nancy Metcalf said after the match. “Trinidad is a very good team with good athletes and in the first set it was very hard for us to stop them, but fortunately we kept the match on our side of the net.”


“We fought on the beginning with no fear,” said Esdelle the captain of Trinidad and Tobago. “We were fighting on the first set, but after that I don’t know what really happened to us”.