increases to 3-0 mark in Pool A
Dominican Republic, July 4, 2016 – Puerto Rico claimed a 3-0
(25-19, 25-17, 25-19) victory over Canada to remain undefeated
in three outings in Pool A of the XV Women’s Volleyball Pan
established their service game and could neutralize Canada as
they held an 8-2 margin in the ace department led by Stephanie
Enright with four.
As coach Juan Carlos
Nuñez continued to rotate his players for third consecutive day,
Karina Ocasio and Enright were the top scorers of the winning
side with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Lynda Morales and Aury
Cruz contributed 9 and 8 points, respectively in the win.
Joseph was the most prolific scorer of the match with 13 points
while teammate Michaela Reesor added 8.
“Our serves have
improved a lot since the first match and we were able to
neutralize the blocking of Canada which is one of their
strengths,” Nuñez said. “I keep rotating my players to keep
everyone fresh before the Olympics.”
“The key was their
serve-reception which was very good and we also couldn’t pass
well to our setters,” said Arnd Ludwig, the coach of Canada.
“Puerto Rico has
been playing consistently and we have to be on top of our game
to have a chance against them,” Canadian Lucille Charuk said.
“Our goal is to win
one of the medals and basically we have been trying to get a
good rhythm before the match against Dominican Republic on
Wednesday,” said Aury Cruz of Puerto Rico.
offensive serves were the key for us today.”