United States outplayed Puerto Rico

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 14, 2021 – United States improved to a 2-0 win-loss record at the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup after defeating Puerto Rico in straight sets 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-17) on Tuesday.

Symone Williams-Abbott led three Americans with double figures in scoring with 18 points, including four aces. Veronica Jones-Perry added 16 with three aces and Alexandra Holston chipped in with 13 tallies.

Gabriela Alicea had 8 points as the top scorer for Puerto Rico who dropped to a 0-2 record.

Karch Kiraly, coach of United States: “My team did a good job. Even though we didn’t have much time of training, just a few days, I think we will be improving day after day.”

Carlos Rodríguez, coach of Puerto Rico: “I think today we had a lot better game than yesterday, even though the result does not reflect it but the change was from the sky to earth. All the teams in the competition are taller than us, but I hope we will play better from today on.”