Puerto Rico claims last ticket to Lima
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico January 6, 2019 - Puerto Rico qualified to
the Pan American Games, Lima 2019 after beating Trinidad &
Tobago in consecutive sets 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-16) in the
final match of the Qualifying Tournament.
With the triumph Puerto Rico completes the participant field in
the hemispheric competition that will be played next August,
joining the United States, the Dominican Republic, Canada,
Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Peru in the women's volleyball
tournament of the Lima Games.
Once again, Puerto Rico showed its superiority against the
tournament rivals by dominating again in attacks 37-25, blocking
8-0 and direct services 5-3.
The setters of Puerto Rico, Natalia Valentin and Wilmarie Rivera
distributed very effectively the offensive of the local squad.
The national team had Ana Sofía Jusino with 11 points (6 in
attacks, 3 blocks and 2 aces), Pilar Marie Victoriá scored 10
points, Paulina Prieto and Neira Ortiz contributed nine points
Kryste Esdelle with 13 points was the best for Trinidad &