USA keeps unbeaten record in Pool B


ROSARITO, Mexico, June 21, 2010 – USA beat a Costa Rica team decimated by injuries in straight sets (25-11, 25-10, 25-2) for its fourth win without losses in Pool B of the Women’s Pan American Volleyball Cup.


Ogonna Nnamani laced 19 points to lead the winners while Foluke Akinradewo and Jordan Larson charted 13 and 12. The Americans totaled 15 blocks and had a 7-0 advantage in aces.


USA Coach Hugh McCutcheon said: “We knew that Costa Rica didn’t have their complete team, because they have a few more weapons, but despite the circumstances, they played hard and as best as they could with all their heart. We are happy to win this one”.


Costa Rican Verania Willis said: “We came to this tournament with half of our team, and the other half of the team at this time is out due to the injuries, but the girls who entered to this match tried to enjoy it and learn the experience of facing such a great team, like USA. They were good with us, because they didn’t play at their maximum”.