USA battled for five sets to get the victory over Peru
LIMA, Peru, May 10, 2019 - The United States had to make its
best effort and battled in five sets for their victory over the
Peru team (20-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-11). The host team put
soul, heart and life, but it was not enough to advance and fight
for the fifth place in the IV U21 Pan American Cup.
The Peruvian team surprised its rival in the first two sets
with an outstanding defense work. With heart they fought point
to point, but the North Americans had a better reading of the
field and were stronger in their last points of attack.
Maikel Jaramillo, Peruvian captain, was the leader of the
individual scoring with 16 points. Brett Wildman and Michael
Sack added 14 and 10 points to their team's victory.
The United States were superior in the fundament of the blocking
(9-7), Peru was better in attack (50-44) and both teams each got
7 points in aces.
Spencer McLachlin, USA coach: Peru knew how to put a lot of
pressure on us, we had to make a great effort to beat them. The
boys made many mistakes, but they were able to recover in time
and take the game.
Edwin Jiménez, technical director of Peru: My team delivered
everything on the court, they did a great job throughout the
match, maybe the anxiety won them a bit but they did not stop
giving the fight and it is something that I value a lot and that
motivates us to go ahead.
The United States will play its last game in the IV edition of
the U21 Pan American Cup, this Saturday at 11:00 am against the
Previously, at 09:00 hours Peru will face Colombia.