Enright scores 24 to lead Puerto Rico over Canada
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, January 10, 2020 –
Stephanie Enright scored 24 points to lead three players in
double figures as Puerto Rico claimed a five-set (25-22,
22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12) victory over Canada in the
opening match of the NORCECA Women’s Qualification
Tournament Tokyo 2020.
Daly Santana and Paulina Prieto each added 16 points in the
victory as Puerto Rico edged Canada in blocks 11-10 and
serving aces 6-5.
Kiera Van Ryk led Canada with 19 points followed by Alexa
Gray with 16, while Jennifer Cross and Emily Maglio added 14
and 12, respectively.
Natalia Valentin, captain of Puerto Rico:
It was not our best game for the first three sets, but then
we overcame those problems and focused on our quick attacks
down the corners to neutralize the tall blockers of Canada
and send us to the
Daly Santana, player of Puerto Rico:
“We got contributions from all the players. The veteran Aury
Cruz came off the bench for some key serves in the fourth
set. Our team has good chemistry and is so good to start
Kiera Van Ryk, player of Canada:
“We had a lot of ups and downs during the match. Our biggest
problem was we couldn’t establish the blocking. At this
level you need to block to win.