Rico edges Brazil in five sets
ROSARITO, Mexico, June 25, 2010 - Puerto Rico
scored a dramatic five-set victory over Brazil (25-21, 19-25,
25-22, 17-25, 15-12) advancing to a match for the fifth position
of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.
Sarai Alvarez converted 27 points, while
Stephanie Enright finished with 15, Alexandra Oquendo added 12
and Tatiana Encarnacion contributed 10. Brazilian Gabriela
Guimaraes, registered 17 points, Ana Beatriz Silva had 14 and
Sthefanie Tiele and Carolina Wond Held charted 13 and 10
Puerto Rico had a great rival, said Captain,
Vilmarie Mojica. “We are satisfied for winning it. We had to
make some adjustments because we had good rallies and at the
same time we couldn’t capitalize our services”, she stated.
“Puerto Rico had a great performance. We must
improve some aspects in our youth team which is preparing for
the South American Championship in this category. But you can be
sure that these girls are the future of Brazil”, Coach Luizomar
De Moura said.