Peru beat Guatemala and will define the pass to semis against
LIMA, Peru, May 14, 2019 - The host team defeated Guatemala 3-0
(25-13, 25-5, 25-9) and on Wednesday 15 at 7:00 pm will play
against Cuba, for the pass direct to the semifinal of the V Pan
American Cup U20 - Herbalife Cup.
The flaws in the Guatemalan reception facilitated the offensive
work of the Peruvian team that had as top scorers Janelly Ceopa
with 15 points. For Guatemala, the top figure came from the
Anneke Iten plant with 4 units.
Peru knew how to break the opponent in attack (34-9), blocking
(9-1) and service (12-3). The white-red team scored through 20
unforced errors from Guatemala, reducing their own to 14.
Ariana Arciniega, captain of Peru: "We are happy to score two
consecutive wins. We know that the rivals that will come will be
stronger and the match against Cuba will serve us for the
challenge that comes to us in the World Championship in Mexico.
We have little time working together, but having Natalia as a
coach we know we can do it. For us it is a great pride and
responsibility to have her as our teacher"
Anneke Iten, Guatemala's top scorer: "In the first set we
entered more concentrated, but from the second one there was a
lot of frustration and we left the game. But those are the
things we have to work on and correct, tomorrow against
Honduras, which is our direct rival and we are obliged to defeat
Guatemala will seek to break the drought of triumphs on
Wednesday 15 when it faces Honduras at 3:00 p.m. And at 7:00
p.m., the unbeaten duel, Peru vs. Cuba; the winner will secure
his pass to the semifinal as first of Group B of the U20 Cup.