Peru outplays Trinidad and Tobago in their debut
ICA, Peru, September 7, 2014. - Hosts Peru outplayed Trinidad
and Tobago 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-18) in their debut at the Second
Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in
the city of Ica.
Peru had no complications to dominate Trinidad and Tobago in
their first presentation in Pool A. The home team had a solid
performance and coach Natalia Malaga took the opportunity to use
substitute players to restructure. Trinidad and Tobago had
better moments in the last two sets.
Peru held a huge advantage in kills by 37-16 and in service
points by 11-3, they were also more effective in the blocking
category by 9-5.
Leading Peru’s scorers were middle blocker Andrea Urrutia and
outside hitter Angela Leyva with 15 and 14 points respectively.
Outside hitter Channon Thompson led Trinidad and Tobago with 9
Olympic medalist Natalia Malaga, head coach of Peru said “I feel
satisfied with the result today but we have to continue
advancing to reach our goal which is to qualify for the world
championship and using substitute players to finish the second
set was to give these young players more exposure to gain
experience in these tournaments”.
Channon Thompson, Trinidad and Tobago’s captain “I feel proud of
my team, we are young and lack experience in international
tournaments, so we want to benefit the most that we can here. We
had a slow start in the first set, but we built little by
Angela Leyva, young captian of the local team indicated
“Trinidad and Tobago has been improving more and more, today our
reception did well and our blocking showed that we’ve been
working daily to improve and win this championship”.
Ali Saleem, head coach of Trinidad and Tobago manifested “for
most of my players this is their first international experience,
we practiced only one month and only my captain has experience
in these events. That’s why even if we lose matches we win in
development and growth of our team”.