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Colombia sweeps Trinidad & Tobago with tight blocking


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 8, 2016 – Colombia swept Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-17) in a qualification match for positions at the XV Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on Friday.


Dayana Segovia and Kenny Moreno registered 15 and 14 points, respectively, as the best scorers for the winning side. Lorena Zuleta and Margarita Martinez contributed 9 and 7 points in the victory.


Channon Thompson of Trinidad & Tobago had a match-high 17 points, followed by Darlene Ramdin and Kystle Esdelle with 9 and 7, respectively.


Colombia enjoyed of a good defensive match at the net outscoring their opponents 13-3 in blocks.


“The first set was close and Trinidad & Tobago was receiving very well and we couldn’t stop Thompson,” said Eduardo Guillaume, the coach of Colombia. “Then we were able to control the game halfway after the second set.”


“We have some good athletes who are playing well despite not practicing regularly for this tournament,” said Francisco Cruz of Trinidad & Tobago.