Venezuela beats Mexico for first victory
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 4, 2016 – Venezuela
cruised to a victory over Mexico in straight sets 3-0 (25-17,
25-20, 25-20) in a match between winless sides of Pool A at the
XV Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on Monday.
Venezuela (1-2) held a wide advantage in attacks (42-24), and
also led in blocks (9-8) and aces (7-5).
Roslandy Acosta had 20 points was the top scorer of the winning
side, followed by Luz Delfines and Desiree Glod who chipped in
with 11 points each. Andrea Rangel and Karina Flores were the
best offensive players of Mexico with 12 and 9 points,
“I am very glad with the victory,” Glod said. “We improved our
serves and step by step we are gaining rhythm.”
“I think we improved the reception but couldn’t keep the
consistency,” said Dulce Carranza of Mexico. “Also, they
defended very well.”
“We played better than the two previous matches and had good
rhythm,” said Venezuelan coach Ivan Nieto.
“It was our worst game thus far,” said Mexico’s Ricardo Naranjo.
“Venezuela prepared a good tactical plan and it worked out.”