Peru secures place in quarterfinals


TIJUANA, Mexico, June 21, 2010 – Peru secured a place in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by claiming its third victory in Pool B, a straight-sets job (25-18, 25-23, 25-15) over Trinidad & Tobago on Monday. The losers dropped to 2-2 record.


Karla Ortiz and Jessenia Uceda charted 12 points apiece for the winners while Yulissa Zamudio and Patricia Soto added 9 and 8 points respectively. Trinidadian Kelly-Anne Billingy topped all the scorers with a match-high 18 poiints and Krystle Esdelle added 14.


“I am very happy for the victory but it’s always good to remember that teams are in constant evolution,” Peruvian Leyla Chihuan said. “It was a tough match against a team with an outstanding physical presence that has been improving year by year.”


“We could have played better, but nevertheless it was a good game for us,” Esdelle said. “We made many errors and need to work harder in order to be stronger in our upcoming matches.”