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Colombia cruises to victory over Venezuela

CAÑETE, Peru, June 20, 2017 – Colombia won the battle against neighbors Venezuela in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-17. 25-15) in Pool A of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup at Lolo Fernandez Coliseum of Cañete on Tuesday. Both South American sides have now 1-3 win-loss records.

Dayana Segovia enjoyed a good overall performance with 16 points, including four aces and four blocks, as the best Colombian player in the match. Giselle Perez and Maria Martinez each contributed 13 points in the victory.

María José Perez led Venezuela with 9 points while Aleoscar Blanco and Desiree Glod each had 8 points in the loss.

Colombia dominated in all the fundaments with advantages of 45-25 in attacks, 8-6 in blocks and 6-2 in aces.

Dayana Segovia, Colombia’s top scorer: “We studied Venezuela very well, and also we have a conversation about learning to keep the advantage in the score not letting the opponent to grow. I am happy because we have advanced step by step and Colombia already deserved this win.”


Maria Jose Perez, Venezuela’s top scorer: “I think a lot of external conditions are affecting us, because even the experienced players were out of focus. Maybe we didn’t come at 100% but I trust my team and I think we can continue working for the future, especially ahead of the World Grand Prix next month.”r


Antonio Rizola, Coach of Colombia: “Today our tactical discipline was good, with the power serves, the defense by our libero and the blocking effort provided the conditions to get the victory today.”


Jhosvanny Chambers, Coach of Venezuela: “Today the girls didn’t come out with the same intensity they showed against Mexico, also our reception keeps failing but we came with the goal of move forward and learn from victories and losses. Now we have to wait for tomorrow’s match, study the rival, and hopefully the girls bring another attitude.”