United States beat Colombia
CHICLAYO, Peru, July 6, 2019 - The United States achieved its
first triumph of the XVIII Pan American Women's Cup with a 3-0
(25-18, 25-18, 25-21) decision against the brave team of
Colombia, in the second match of the Pool B that culminated the
opening day here.
Karsta Lowe, with 18 points, led the United States, with Rishel
Kingdon contributing 15 and 11 of Hannah Tapp. For Colombia,
Segovia Dayana scored 9 and Amanda Coneo added 8.
The United States were superior in attack 53-31, in block 8-4
and in serve 3-2, but they gave 20 points for errors, for 11 of
Micha Hancock, captain of the United States: "We started well,
we did a good job, but we finished better. Colombia played with
a good defense, the truth is that they played better than we
expected. We are adapting to play together, but chemistry and
team play was the best today. "
Roberto Browning, coach of the United States: "I think we did
not play as well as we can, but we played stable and this team
(Colombia) is very good, does a lot of things well, is preparing
well for today's game and what we did well is that we maintained
an appropriate and constant level. It's the first game as a team
for us, it's the first time they've played together and I think
they played well, especially when the game progressed, we
Antonio Rizola, coach of Colombia: "I think we played a good
game, it's a strong group... our players were tense and very
anxious, we still played well, we had sequences of four, five
mistakes and that's the difference; the experience of the United
States team was key. There was good defense, good serve and good
attacks in our first game. I am sure that if we play them later
it will be a better match.