Spikes St. Lucia
OMAHA, Nebraska, September 16, 2013 –
Puerto Rico overwhelmed St. Lucia 25-8, 25-15, 25-12 Monday
afternoon on the opening day of the Visit Omaha NORCECA Women’s
Continental Championship at Ralston Arena.
Karina Ocasio paced Puerto Rico with 10 points, while Lynda
Morales matched her total with 10 points. St. Lucia captain
Natalie Edward totaled six points in leading her team.
Puerto Rico led every statistical category with a 43-15 margin
in kills, 8-0 advantage in aces and 3-0 edge in blocks.
St. Lucia completes Pool C on Tuesday versus Canada, which is
idle Monday in the three-team group, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT.
Puerto Rico is off on Tuesday before facing Canada on Wednesday
at 6 p.m. CT.
Puerto Rico Captain Yarimar Rosa: “We were excited to play the
first game of the tournament. I think in the second set we lost
our focus. I think we underestimated them a little bit so we
weren’t playing our best. That’s something that we have to get
Puerto Rico Coach Jose Mieles: “We had a lot of errors. We have
to play hard regardless of who we are playing. We have to play
our own level of volleyball.”
St. Lucia Captain Natalie Edward: “This is like nothing we have
ever experienced, playing at this level. We are just trying to
take it all in and play our best.”
St. Lucia Coach Florian Combie: “I thought we were a bit
nervous. It’s our first journey to this level of tournament. As
we gain experience I think our fear will diminish.”
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