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Leyva leads Peruvian win over Chile

LIMA, Peru, June 17, 2017 – Angela Leyva led three players with double digits in the scores as hosts Peru defeated Chile 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-12) in the third and last match of day one in Pool B of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum on Saturday.

Leyva had 15 points in the one-sided contest while Maguilaura Frias and Clarivett Yllescas each contributed 11 tallies in the win. Karla Rueda added 8 points in the winning effort. Chile’s Catalina Melo had 8 points in the loss followed by Amalia Carvajal with seven.

Yllescas led an excellent defense at the net with 6 of the 10 blocks executed by the winners who made only 11 unforced errors.

“It was our first match with the new coach and we showed the improvement in our serves and blocking, two areas in which we have been working,” said Mirtha Uribe, the Peruvian Captain.

“It was a beautiful match against Peru,” said Chilean Captain Melo. “We are going to improve our game and we will continue bringing our best effort into the court.”

Luizomar de Moura, Coach of Peru: “It was a very special game for me with the Peruvian shirt and its long tradition. There are a lot of expectations and the girls helped me a lot. The relation serve-block-defense worked very well but there is a long way to go.”

Eduardo Guillaume, Coach of Chile: “Peru is a very solid team and played good defense. They outplayed us in every aspect of the game. In the third set our reception collapsed. Our goal is to work with this group of players and to get consistent training for a continued period of time.”