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WCHQ W: Puerto Rican girls claim ticket to Italy

by WoV
source: norceca.info; Photo: norceca.info

Puerto Rico paved their way to the FIVB Women's World Championship in Italy with an overwhelming victory over Costa Rica 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 in the gold medal match of the NORCECA Pool R Qualification Tournament on Sunday at Juan "Pachín" Vicens Auditorium.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

The strategic serves and good offensive control were the keys for the victory of Puerto Rico. The winners held a huge 13-4 margin in blocks and blanked the defeated side 8-0 in aces.

Puerto Rican captain Yarimar Rosa stood out in the offense with 16 points, including four aces, followed by the veteran Aury Cruz with 10 and setter Natalia Valentin with six blocks and 8 points.

Verania Willis had 15 points for Costa Rica and her sister Angela Willis had six in the losing effort.

 

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