TORONTO, Canada, July 16, 2015 – United States crushed Peru in
straight sets (25-15, 25-13, 25-14) to cap the actions of day
one at the women’s volleyball tournament of the Pan American
Games at Toronto’s Exhibition Centre on Thursday night.
The American team dominated from the first to the last whistle
by establishing their serve and blocking game with impressive
The winners dominates in attacks (35-18) and blocks (15-2) and
had the edge in aces (3-1).
Nicole Fawcett led USA with 15 points, including 7 blocks, while
Krista Vansant added 11 in the victory. Kristin Hildebrand and
Rachael Adams chipped in with 7 points apiece in the victory.
Maguilaura Frias and Angela Leyva each finished with 7 points as
Peruvians best scorers.
Daniel Fisher, coach of United States: “We’re happy with the
result and to get one out of the way. We could have served
better at the beginning but then we improved and the serves got
better and also our blocking. I had the chance to use a lot of
players and the players are excited about playing against Puerto
Rico who had a good game today.”
Nicole Fawcett, player of United States: “It was a good start
for us. Peru played good defense and we had to change our plan.
We did a good job with our blocking touching a lot of balls and
the defense behind us worked really well. I think our
communication was also good tonight.”
Mauro Marasciulo, coach of Peru: “We played with a lot of
difficulty and a little bit tired. The team is just coming back
from the Grand Prix. Our starting setter is not playing. Our
second libero played well but at the same time we are bringing
one of our youngest players, Katherine Regalado, the tall girl
and a great prospect. This is a team we are developing for the
upcoming edition of the Pan Am Games that will be in Lima.”
Angela Leyva, player of Peru: “We came out and played with the
desire of doing our best. We played against a very tough
opponent. We have to make it clear that they are a very
experienced team, but we kept our head up, we are still playing
and training. We know we will play against Brazil, but we will
try to go out and play our game, we have to practice more and