Enright scores 24 to lead Puerto Rico over Canada

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, January 10, 2020 – Stephanie Enright scored 24 points to lead three players in double figures as  Puerto Rico claimed a five-set (25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12) victory over Canada in the opening match of the NORCECA Women’s Qualification Tournament Tokyo 2020.

Daly Santana and Paulina Prieto each added 16 points in the victory as Puerto Rico edged Canada in blocks 11-10 and serving aces 6-5.

Kiera Van Ryk led Canada with 19 points followed by Alexa Gray with 16, while Jennifer Cross and Emily Maglio added 14 and 12, respectively.

Natalia Valentin, captain of Puerto Rico: It was not our best game for the first three sets, but then we overcame those problems and focused on our quick attacks down the corners to neutralize the tall blockers of Canada and  send us to the

Daly Santana, player of Puerto Rico: “We got contributions from all the players. The veteran Aury Cruz came off the bench for some key serves in the fourth set. Our team has good chemistry and is so good to start winning.

Kiera Van Ryk, player of Canada: “We had a lot of ups and downs during the match. Our biggest problem was we couldn’t establish the blocking. At this level you need to block to win.