Puerto Rico sprays 31 aces in first win
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 2, 2016 - Puerto Rico recorded
31 aces in a quick victory 3-0 over French St. Maarten in the
nightcap of first day at the NORCECA U-18 Championship .
Puerto Rico dominated the match (25-5, 25-4, 25-4) against an
inexperienced Caribbean squad that was making their first
appearance at this level.
"I expected a quick game, they are a developing team. We have
more strength in our game, I hope the group will continue
raising its competitive level, because we need to play more in
this level”, explained Puerto Rican coach, Ariel Ortiz Morell.
Meanwhile, Jean Lizic French St. Maarten said: "It was a very
bad game for my team. We have not been able to work as a group
by problems to arrive before the tournament. Now we have to
think about tomorrow.”
Lorraine Lopez led Puerto Rico with 11 points (7 aces) and Aline
Rios had six points, all by services.