Molina’s six aces lead Puerto Rico over Jamaica
MONTERREY, Mexico, March 20, 2017 - Puerto Rico opened its
participation at the II U19 Boys Pan Am Cup with a victory in
straight sets against Jamaica by scores of 25-19, 25-15 and
Despite the defeat in straight sets, for the Jamaican this was a
very good experience, after showing pride and a great attitude.
The team coached by Steve Davis fought hard and almost got even
in the third with a slight 11-14 deficit.
Pedro Molina and Gabriel García finished as top scorers for
Puerto Rico, after registering 16 and 14 points respectively.
Molina aced six times while Garcia three. On the Jamaican side,
Andrew Jones finished with 11 points.
Captain of Jamaica, Jovan Thomas
“It was a good game we played, we tried to show our best
abilities but Puerto Rico was more technical than us.”
Coach of Jamaica, Steve Davis: “I
am proud of the guys, they showed good heart, good determination
but with the lack of experience and exposure you need to work
Captain of Puerto Rico, Gabriel Garcia: “This
was a very interesting match. Jamaica showed very good defense.
We could also serve and defend. It was good”.
Coach of Puerto Rico, Juan Albarrán:
“We began with a victory. That´s important, and obviously we
look forward to get the first place in our pool. Jamaica showed
great attitide and big wishes to defend, bu tour service level