Quick victory for Puerto Rico over Nicaragua
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 4, 2019 – Puerto Rico controlled
the first match of the Qualification Tournament to the Pan
American Games by defeating Nicaragua in straight sets 3-0
(25-15, 25-12, 25-7) at Roberto Clemente Coliseum on Friday.
Puerto Rico dominates the Nicaraguans with a strong and
strategic service game that caused problems to the opponents
throughout the whole match. The Puerto Ricans scored 16 aces.
After the match, Jose Mieles, the coach of Puerto Rico,
commented: “I was able rotate the players, the team worked as it
was planned and we got the first victory. The goal is to get the
ticket to Lima. Now we will check Guatemala to prepare the plan
for tomorrow as we don’t know about them.”
“We knew it was going to be a tough match because we know the
level of Puerto Rico. We tried hard for the first two sets,”
said Rene Quintana, the coach of Nicaragua.
Paulina Prieto led Puerto Rico with 13 points, Legna Hernández
added 10 and Wilmarie Rivera had 8, including five aces. Hellen
Trana had 4 points for Nicaragua.