Peru make big splash in opening day
Lima, Peru, September 3, 2012 – Hosts Peru delighted the home
crowd at Miguel Grau Coliseum on Monday by outclassing Costa
Rica 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-8) in the last match of opening day
action of the U-23 Women’s Pan American Cup.
Peru held a huge19-1 margin in service winners with Angela
Leyva recording 9 aces and also held a big 11-3 margin in blocks
with Raffaela Camet, Clarivet Yllescas and Ginna Lopez each with
Karla Ortiz and Leyva led the winners with 12 and 10 points
respectively while Camet and Lopez contributed 9 and 8 points to
the win. Costa Rica’s Evelyn Sibaja had 6 points.
Ortiz and Camet both agreed that the match was a little bit
complicated since they have a new coach and a different system
to adjust with. Anyway both said they were comfortable despite
the team had been together with the new coach (Jose Dos Santos)
for two weeks.
“It is important the players believe in the system and today
they played the way we trained based mainly on defense,” Dos
Jorge Andres Carvajal, coach of Costa Rica said: “There are no
excuses and we only have to praise Peru for a great game. Our
team lack experience and the main thing is the work we have been