SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 4,
2022- Puerto Rico enjoyed an effective debut at
the Second Pan American Cup NORCECA Final Six by
riding Canada in straight sets (25-18, 25-16,
25-18) this Sunday at the National Volleyball
Palace "Ricardo Arias".
Veteran Karina Ocasio, in a return to the Puerto
Rican team, showed that she hadn't lost an inch
of physical form and much less technical.
Ocasio finished the match with 22 points that
included 5 blocks. She was followed by Pilar
Victoria with 10 points. Canadians Layne Buskirk
and Gabrielle Attieh each had 8 points.
Puerto Rico was widely leading in kills 44-27
and in blocks 9-4.
Fernando Morales, coach of
Puerto Rico: The
girls came out hungry to win this game. We are
looking for rhythm in preparation for the world
championship. We have two players recovering
from injury but thanks to the fact that those
who played were able to do their job and we were
able to give them rest so we could have them
available in the strongest games.
coach of Canada: I
think we have played against one really very
strong opponent in Puerto Rico. We did not have
a good coordination in our side and it is hard
to beat a good opponement when you do that. We
will not make many errors for sure.