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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, respectively.


“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.”