Quick victory for Puerto Rico over Nicaragua

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 4, 2019 - Puerto Rico controlled the first match of the Qualification Tournament to the Pan American Games by defeating Nicaragua in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-7) at Roberto Clemente Coliseum on Friday.

Friday 04 de January del 2019 22:00 PM

Puerto Rico dominates the Nicaraguans with a strong and strategic service game that caused problems to the opponents throughout the whole match. The Puerto Ricans scored 16 aces.

After the match, Jose Mieles, the coach of Puerto Rico, commented: "I was able rotate the players, the team worked as it was planned and we got the first victory. The goal is to get the ticket to Lima. Now we will check Guatemala to prepare the plan for tomorrow as we don't know about them."

"We knew it was going to be a tough match because we know the level of Puerto Rico. We tried hard for the first two sets," said Rene Quintana, the coach of Nicaragua.

Paulina Prieto led Puerto Rico with 13 points, Legna Hernández added 10 and Wilmarie Rivera had 8, including five aces. Hellen Trana had 4 points for Nicaragua.

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