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”.