TORONTO, Canada, July 18, 2015 – Defending champions Brazil
recovered from losing a close first set to defeat Peru 3-1
(25-27, 25-5, 25-17, 25-16) in the second day of pool round at
the women’s volleyball tournament of the Pan American Games at
Toronto Exhibition Centre on Saturday.
It was the second victory for Brazil who had to battle for five
sets with Puerto Rico to claim the victory in opening day. Peru
dropped to 0-2.
Fernanda Rodrigues was the main offensive weapon for Brazil with
18 points, followed by Joyce Silva with 12 and Adenizia Da Silva
with 11 in the victory.
Angela Leyva and Maguilaura Frias topped the Peruvian scoring
sheets with 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Brazil outblocked Peru 16-6 with Fernanda and Adenizia leading
the way each with five blocks. The winners also held the
advantage in aces 5-2 and attacks 46-35.
Ze Roberto, coach of Brazil: “After the first set, the team
calmed down and started thinking in the game and not in the
individualities. The blocking started to work as well as the
defense and counterattacks. We also reduced the errors. That was
Mauro Marasciulo, coach of Peru: “To take a set from Brazil is a
very important step in our growth as a team. I am happy because
my team has been able to play close against very important
Jaqueline Carvalho, captain of Brazil: “Unfortunately we had a
bad start. Peru came out and showed up with good confidence and
good attack in the first set. We adjusted and worked with
diagonal balls and showed more patience in the second one to
solve the match.”
Fernanda Garay, player of Brazil: “Things were not easy in the
first set, but we improved in the second one as we took the
rhythm and increased the momentum. Facing a Brazilian coach is a
challenge because he knows how we play. But we recovered at last
and kept the match in our favor.”
Clarivet Yllescas, captain of Peru: “We went out to play hard
and gave a battle in the first set and things worked out for us.
In the second one, things were too complicated. Playing against
Brazil with the score against you it is always difficult.”
Angela Leyva, player of Peru: “We began well concentrated and
played happily, because we knew that a good competitive opponent
was in front of us. We did what we had to do. We achieved
experience to go on despite this result. Our coach said that he
was proud of us about the way started and won that first set.”