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United States win over fighting Colombia


CAÑETE, Peru, June 18, 2017 – United States once again showed superiority as they defeated a fighting Colombia in straight sets 3-0 (25-9, 25-19, 29-27) in Pool A of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Lolo Fernandez Coliseum in Cañete on Sunday.


Once again the captain of USA Micha Hancock was the key player in the American victory with her fast tempo as setter and her terrific serves.


Micha Hancock, Captain of United States: “Today’s match has allowed us to know each other better. We have been working in our service game and the score was close because we failed in little things. But those are details that we will fix out to keep growing.”


Maria Alejandra Marin, Captain of Colombia: “We played better today. Different to yesterday we were more disciplined. In the last set we made some mistakes but we are a young team and we need to learn how to control the game. We will continue learning and giving our best in the next matches.”


Karch Kiraly, Coach of United States: “I liked the fight Colombia put today. That made us to give a better effort. The match was interesting and we rotated our players because we feel good with anybody on the court. This competition gives us the chance to see the development of different players.”


Antonio Rizola, Coach of Colombia: “Today we showed that we are in a growing process and that we are in the process of changes, in the physical structure and the technical execution. Today I am leaving satisfied because the team played with discipline and no fear of losing.”