Peru beats Uruguay for fifth place
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 13, 2017.-
Peru beat Uruguay 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-10) to finish in fifth
place at the U20 Women’s Pan American Cup un Gimnasio Nacional
of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Peru outplayed Uruguay not before overcoming a difficult second
set with Uruguay’s good resistance. Peru showed experience and
audacity, finishing the event with 2-2 record and Uruguay with
Peru held a 35-24 margin in spiking, 6-3 in blocking and 6-0 in
aces; they limited their errors to 19 points and scored on
Uruguay’s 28 errors.
Top Peruvian scorers were opposite Katherine Regalado with 14
points, including nine kills, two blocks and three aces; along
Kiara Montes and Leslie Leyva with 9 points apiece. Camila
Bausero once again topped Uruguay with 18 points.
Katherine Regalado, Peru’s captain:
“This wasn’t the position we came to fight for, nevertheless
following our loss to Argentina, we are finishing on a high note
against Uruguay. Happy with this result but we admit that
there’s much to work on before the world championship”.
Marco Queiroga, Peru’s Head coach:
“Today we played very well on finishing the event. I am not
happy with our position, but this was a good test to add to our
preparation before the world championship, Peru has a ticket
thru world ranking. We wanted to win the ticket by playing here.
We are leaving with a lot of material to study from and set a