Puerto Rico in third place of Pool B


ROSARITO, Mexico, June 22, 2010 – Puerto Rico beat Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-18) and finished in third place of Pool B in the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.


Shanon Torregrosa notched 10 points to lead the winners who benefited from 34 errors by their opponent while committing only 15. Puerto Rican Sarai Alvarez added nine. Trinidadians Kelly-Anne Billingy and Krystle Esdelle charted 11 and 10 points for the defeated side.


The “boricuas” missed their libero, Deborah Seilhamer who could not play due to illness, but made some adjustements to clinch a victory in just 61 minutes.


“We had to make some changes in our service, and had to solve the situation of missing our libero, but I’ve seen a great development on the side of Trinidad and Tobago by improving its level”, said Puerto Rico´s coach Carlos Cardona.


“We went out on that match to keep on the line of playing hard and strong, but we found a very strong and fast team like Puerto Rico”, said Esdelle.