Thaisa McLeod leads Peru to 3-2 win over Argentina
LIMA, Peru, August 4, 2017 – Peru got its first victory in the
U18 Final Four Herbalife Cup after defeating Argentina 3-2
(25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 21-25, 15-8) at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum of
Miraflores to close day one in second place with five points.
Thaisa Mc Leod was the star of the night with 22 points,
followed by Flavia Montes with 16 and Ayme with 13. For the
Argentinean side, Candela Salinas led the way with 19 markers
supported by Sofía Meinardi 17, Bianca Farriol 12 y Ángeles
Ligorria woho tallied 11 points.
Argentina led in all the offensive skills with advantages in
attacks (62-59), blocking (13-8) and aces (5-3). However, Peru
scored via 38 errors while reducing its own mistakes to 24.
Marco Queiroga, coach of Per: This match was very important for
us. We started with a lot of strength but anxiety caught us and
it changed the situation of the game. The important thing was
that we were able to come back to claim the win.
Thaisa McLeod, top scorer of Peru: I think we were over
confident after leading most of the time. When we arrived into
the fifth set we put aside the weariness and played hearts out
because we are representing a whole country and we good cohesion
we were able to win the match.
Estanislao Vachino, coach of Argentina: We were left with a base
taste because we came back and then we lost. However I feel
satisfied since from the South American to this one we passed
from a 3-0 to a 3-2 and it was a pretty game.
Candela Salinas, top scorer of Argentina: It was well fought
match. I think we could have come back in the fifth set but
tomorrow we will enter to give all we have to beat Cuba, a tough
rival but we will try our best.