Colombia take seventh place
Lima, Peru, September 8, 2012 – Colombia blanked Costa Rica
25-17, 25-16, 25-9 in the match for seventh place of the U-23
Women’s Pan American Volleyball Cup on Saturday’s afternoon at
Miguel Grau Coliseum of El Callao in Lima.
Diana Arrechea (14), Silvia Galeano (12) and Melissa Rangel (10)
were the top offensive weapons for Colombia in the victory.
Captain Maria Marin had a match high 5 aces while Galeano added
four of her own in the win.
Evelyn Sibaja finished with eight points for the defeated side.
Colombia held an 8-4 advantage in blocks and also a 10-4 margin
in blocks. The winners had 36 positive attacks to only 18 by the
“I hope in my country see this participation as a good process
for these players and the experience can help us looking towards
the South American Championship in October,” Colombia’s Oscar
“At least we tried to get some experience from every set and
every match even though we did not prepare with time ahead of
the competition,” Costa Rica’s Andres Carvajal.