Kenny Moreno scores 31 in dramatic win for Colombia
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 5, 2016 – Kenny Moreno
scored a match-high 31 points leading Colombia to a dramatic
come-from-behind five-set victory over Mexico 3-2 (21-25, 21-25,
25-23, 25-23, 17-15) in Pool A of the XV Women’s Pan American
Cup on Tuesday.
Moreno became the tenth player in the history of the competition
to score 30 or more points in a match joining Peruvian Angela
Leyva who had 32 against Trinidad & Tobago earlier today.
Teammates Dayana Segovia and Lorena Zuleta added 17 and 16,
respectively, while Melissa Rangel and María Martinez had 10
Mexico’s Dulce Carranza led her team with 23 points and Bibi
Candelas and Andrea Rangel charted 20 points each.
“I am very happy with the outcome of the match, it was a great
show, a big battle and we won,” Moreno said. “Both teams played
well and a tie-breaker is a matter of heart.”
“It was a long game and we couldn’t closet he sets,” Carranza
said. “We started with good serves and things changed at the
“We were never comfortable during the whole match against this
team of Mexico who battled so hard,” Colombia’s coach Eduardo
Guillaume said. “We didn’t play bad, it was that they played
“The experience of some Colombian players who took charge was
the difference at the end,” Mexico’s coach Ricardo Naranjo said.