USA does quick work against Peru



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 effectiveness.


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 improve”.