Colombia with an easy win against Suriname

CALI, Colombia, December 1, 2021. - Colombia had an easy win against Suriname 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-11) on day one of the women’s volleyball tournament at the I Junior Pan American Games at Evangelista Mora Coliseum.


Colombia had no complications in earning five points in their debut in pool A of the event, using all their players as the match developed.


Colombia overwhelmed Suriname with 38-14 advantage in attacks, 10-1 in serves and 6-1 in blocks. Colombia committed 15 unforced errors and Suriname a total of 21.


Middle blocker Darlevis Mosquera topped Colombia with 12 points, outside hitter Laura Grajales scored 9 points and captain Valerin Carabali chipped in with 8 points. On Suriname’s side, outside hitter and captain Cabriella Bouterse scored 5 points.


Colombia (1-0) will play Argentina (1-0) on day two, while Suriname (0-1) faces Mexico (0-1).


Eduardo Niño, head coach of Colombia: “Winning gives the team confidence. We are getting into the rhythm of the competition and it was a good match, we need to make some adjustments but we are on the right path. We had the opportunity to rotate the whole team to give new athletes that are part of our base process confidence. Tomorrow we will come out strong and with respect; we will work for the victory”. 


Miquel Misidjang, head coach of Suriname: “The girls started the game nervous and that was the main thing. They couldn’t perform well and we must focus on that for the next game. None of the girls played their own game because they were all nervous, looking at each other, making too much team errors and that’s the reason we lost so badly”.