USA edges Puerto Rico in five sets
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 6, 2016 - United
States defeated Puerto Rico in five sets to advance to the final
of the NORCECA U18 Continental Championship and qualify for the
FIVB World Championship.
The scores of the match were 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 20-25, 15-10.
United States will face Dominican Republic in the finals (20:00
- Local Time) while Puerto Rico will play for third place
against Mexico at 18:00 (local time).
"A hard-fought match, Puerto Rico presented a high level. We are
very happy to qualify for the World Championship. Now the next
goal is the gold tomorrow against Dominican Republic. We must
prepare for a great opponent," said Erin Virtue, USA head coach
The best scorers of the match for USA were Harley Warner with 16
points and Logan Eggleston with 15. Solimar Cestero led Puerto
Rico with 10 points.