Second victory for Puerto Rico


HAVANA, Cuba, March 19, 2013 - Puerto Rico grabbed its second win by easily defeating Costa Rica in straight sets (25-9, 25-5, 25-11) on Tuesday in Group B of the Women's U-20 Pan American Cup.


In the match that lasted just 61 minutes, Daly Santana and Pilar Victoria were the top scorers for the winners with 17 and 11 points respectively.


Eladio Vargas, coach of Costa Rica, said that in six weeks you can’t achieve the preparation of an event of this level.


"Then we must make good use of this international exposure to attend next year with more experience, but first you have to win the classification in Central America," he said.


Carlos Cruz, de coach of Puerto Rico, was pleased because his players were more focused than when they won over Chile on Monday. "They minimized errors and did damage to their opponents with the service, making the game to flow."


Santana, the Puerto Rican captain, praised the overall consistency with the pass. "It was a good game for us,” she said.