USA begin with a
three-setter victory over Kenya
MEXICALI, Mexico, October 5 2013.- The United States began their
participation with a three sets victory over Kenia
Monique Mead was the top scorer for the American team with 12
pts, while captain Gina Mancuso scored 11.
Triza Atuka and captain Gaudencia Makokha finished with 3 apiece
USA set a difference with a solid serving game, with a total of
11 team aces and also with 7 team blocks.
Outside Hitter Hayley Hodson had five aces and Erica Wilson two
in a match that lasted 52 minutes and opened actions at Mexicali
State Auditorium on Saturday.
“Our goal is to get better every day. I hope
to get better as a coach tomorrow,” stated Kiraly at the press
conference after the match against Kenya. “In this match serving
was important, and we worked well with that, but matches get
tough every day.”
Erica Wilson and Hayley Hodson contributed with points after a
good serving strategy, “It is good to open with a victory, but
We have to go one step at a time at this champonship,” said
captain Gina Mancuso.
“We made many mistakes, but We expect to improve in our next
match. We tried to go out and missed in reception”, said Kenya’s
captain Gaudencia Makokha. Despite this result “the competition
is a good exposure for all of us”, remarked coach Sammy Mulinge
“We expect to get better slowly, this is a good level
competition, we failed in reception and defense, but we faced a
really good team,” He added.