Puerto Rico showed dominance with a colossal advantage in service points by 20:1 and in blocking by 9:0. Patricia Montero and Wilmarie Rivera with 14 and 13 points respectively, were Puerto Rico’s best scorers.EstefanieBethancourt was Guatemala’s best with 2 points.
In the quarterfinals Puerto Rico will play with Peru and on the other side, Argentina faces Chile.
“Qualifying to the World Championship is a celebration I can’t explain, we reached our goal. Today our serves were aggressive and the job efficient” said Wilmarie Rivera of Puerto Rico.
EstefanieBethancourtof Guatemala indicated “We battled the entire game and we’ll continue to do so, we are excited to play against teams of higher category”.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez coach of Puerto Rico said to be more than satisfied with their qualification “We came for this; it was hard work and a long preparation. We planned for fast rallies and it gave result as expected.”
“Congratulations to Puerto Rico, they are a strong team as well as the rest and Guatemala must take advantage of this opportunity to see our deficiencies and continue to work” expressed Julio Dominguez of Guatemala.
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