TULSA, Oklahoma, USA, July 23, 2022 – Peru
picked up its first win of the tournament with a
3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-18) victory over Costa
Rica on Saturday at the 2022 Girls U19 Pan
American Cup at the Cox Business Convention
Center in Tulsa.
Peru (1-4) finishes the tournament in seventh
Peru led in attacks (38-24) while Costa Rica led
in blocks (5-3) and aces (9-7). Peru scored on
27 Costa Rica errors and committed 23.
Peru outside hitters Katherine Pauro and Fabiana
Hurtado finished with 14 points each. Pauro had
13 attacks and one ace. Hurtado had 12 attacks
and two aces.
Costa Rica outside hitter Nazareth Mata led her
team with 10 points on eight spikes, one block
and one ace.
Costa Rica Coach Walter Lung: The victory is
better. The structure of the game was different
because previous matches were against taller
teams. We are happy because this is a small team
that has good defense. We are happy because we
have a victory at the end.
Kareem Richars, coach of Costa Rica: It has been
a very growing experience. In today's game we
expected a little more, but it is part of the
game, part of the development. We need a little
more. We leave happy. The objective was
attained. The organization has been excellent.
We hope that Costa Rica in future competitions
can compete at a higher level.