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United States dominated Venezuela with the serves


CAÑETE, Peru, June 17, 2017 – United States displayed a lot of serving power to beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-9, 25-16, 25-11) in the second match of Pool A of the XVI Pan American Cup by Movistar at Lolo Fernandez Coliseum in Cañete on Saturday.


USA secured the dominating victory carried by their best offensive weapon the captain and setter Micha Hancock who had 13 points.

The team of Karch Kiraly had a wide margin in all facets of the game leading in attacks (32-17), blocking (13-5) and aces (15-2). They only made 12 unforced errors to 15 by the losing side.


USA will play against Colombia on Sunday while Venezuela will look for the victory against Argentina.


Karch Kiraly (Coach of USA): “Our work has been consistent and that is the reason for the clear victory today. We have worked with the players in the physical and mental part of the game and focusing on success to make volleyball a profession to depend from”


Micha Hancock (Captain of USA): “We are very happy with the result and the victory is the result of a team effort. I am grateful of my teammates for their effort on the court.”


Jhosvany Chambers (Coach of Venezuela): “There are many things to analyze. I think the team was under pressure facing a team with a long tradition and history like United States. I hope they can play more relaxed in the upcoming matches and can show their level of game.”


Desiree Glod (Captain of Venezuela): “We know about the supremacy of United States and I think we entered the court a little bit pressed and nervous. We have a very short period of time training together and we can play better. We are going to improve and reduce the mistakes because we are preparing for the Grand Prix next month at home.”