Peru prevailed over Chile with experience
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 9, 2017.-
Peru prevailed 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-20) over Chile in their
debut at the U20 Women’s Pan American Cup in Gimnasio Nacional
of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Pool C match showed Peru’s experienced players undoing Chile’s
efforts to catch up. Chile had a good start keeping the score in
set one very close. Peru had their best moment in set two,
moving ahead with less resistance from their opponents.
Peru’s best weapon was their huge advantage in serves by 10-7;
they were also more effective in spikes 35-31 and blocks 7-3.
Peru allowed 22 points in errors and Chile 22.
Flavia Montes and Katherine Regalado led Peru’s offense with 11
points apiece, and Leslie Leyva contributed with 9 points.
Beatriz Novoa was Chile’s top scorer with 10 points, all in
kills, while Amalia Carvajal chipped in with 9 points.
Chile concludes pool-play win-less (0-2) while Peru (1-0) faces
Cuba (1-0) on Wednesday, to determine who finishes winner in
Katherine Regalado, Peru’s captain:
“It was a rough beginning because we were nervous. Chilean
players have many resources but we controlled them little by
little. I consider we need to improve in blocking. We have a
different strategy planned to face Cuba and it will be different
because they are taller and stronger”.
Amalia Carvajal, Chile’s captain:
“We know Peru very well, in the first set we put up a good fight
but we lack game time. Peru is strong and they have always
beaten us. Now we must wait and see if we’ll advance”.
Marco Queiroga, Peru’s Head Coach:
“Our experience made the difference, we had little practice
matches preparing for the tournament. Chile showed their
improvement, they defended pretty well. We must practice our
tactics better and the psychological part as well. I’m happy
because we came out on top and we earned five important points”.
Eduardo Guillaume, Chile’s Head Coach:
“Chile played Peru as equals. Peru is a team with history and in
decisive moments they proved their long trajectory in
volleyball; because of this I’m satisfied because they took
advantage of our own mistakes. I am convinced that we must limit