PRESS RELEASE 13/10/2009

Puerto Rico remains unbeaten in Pool A

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico, October 13, 2009 – Puerto Rico remained unbeaten in two outings in Pool A after defeating Dominican Republic 25-18, 25-20, 25-19 in the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship being staged at Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum of Bayamon.


The victory earned Puerto Rico a tie with Cuba atop of Pool A both with 2-0 records. These teams play on Wednesday for the first place and a direct berth in the semi final phase.


Hector Soto topped the winners with 15 points landing 13 of 22 killing attempts. Jose Rivera and Victor Rivera added 11 and 10 respectively. Jose Caceres led the losers with 11 tallies and Victor Batista added 10.


“We didn’t have the best rhythm and played through streaks,” said Luis Rodriguez, the captain of Puerto Rico. “But the important thing is that we controlled the game at the key moments. Against Cuba we need to improve our serves.”


“It was a game of up and downs for us,” said Victor Batista. “We were like on and off. For moments we dominated the game but had no consistency and that is the key at this level.”

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