CALI, Colombia, December 1, 2021. - Peru
defeated Dominican Republic in straight sets 3-0
(25-21, 25-20, 25-19) in their debut in the
women’s volleyball tournament of the I Junior
Pan American Games at Evangelista Mora Coliseum.
Peru was overwhelming and didn’t give the
Caribbean team a chance to respond, outnumbering
in attacks by a huge 45-29 advantage; they also
led 5-3 in aces. Dominican Republic held a slim
8-7 margin in blocks and committed fewer errors
Outside hitters Ysabella Sánchez and Kiara
Montes topped Peru with 14 points each; Ysabella
on 11 kills and 3 blocks, and Kiara on 10 kills,
2 blocks and 3 aces. Opposite hitter María
Paula Rodriguez added 12 points.
Outside hitter Madeline Guillen led Dominican
Republic with 14 points, followed by outside
hitter Natalia Martínez with 11 points.
Peru’s (1-0) next opponent in pool B is Brazil
(1-0) and Dominican Republic (0-1) faces Puerto
Francisco Hervas, head coach of Peru:
“The team was really focused, we were eager to
begin and much time had passed since we faced a
top team like the Dominican Republic, and I
believe this was an extra because they are
always favorites in these age-groups. We wanted
to measure ourselves and I am really satisfied
with the girls who did marvelous, they gave it
their all and the win was their big reward. This
is the group we are beginning to organize for
Peruvian volleyball continuity.
Wagner Pacheco, head coach of Dominican
“The Peruvian team played really well and we did
nothing. Peru wanted it more than us, they did
let us move forward, they were always on top”.