PRESS RELEASE 10/09/2009

USA defeats Peru in four sets

LIMA, Peru, September 10, 2009 – USA defeated hosts Peru 3-1 (25-10, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20) improving its record to 2-0 in the II Women’s Final Four Cup. The Americans share the top place with defending champions Brazil.


Angie Pressey was the American top scorer with 23 points, Cynthia Barboza contributed 15 and Nicole Fawcett added 11 tallies. Peruvian Leyla Chihuán charted 14 points and Diana Soto had 14.


“We knew it was going to be a fought match because Peru is a good team,” said Hugh McCutcheon, the USA coach. “We played a good game and had good rhythm for moments. Now we will continue working looking for the shape we want to.”


On the other hand, the Korean Young Kim, who coaches Peru, said to be more enthused than after the first match. “We improved our game and it makes me happy. Now we have to work for tomorrow’s match.”


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