Team Peru presented during Press Conference

TRUJILLO, Peru, July 4, 2019 - The team to represent Peru at the XVIII Women's Pan American Cup to be held in the cities of Trujillo and Chiclayo was introduced to the media during a press conference held on Thursday attended by NORCECA president, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz.

Thursday 04 de July del 2019 21:00 PM

Pilar Gonzales Lopez de Raygada, president of the Peruvian Volleyball Federation, greeted and welcomed the journalists and introduced the coach of the home side.

Francisco Hervás, the Spaniard coach of the South American team, expressed optimism about the chances of success of his new team. In the history of the Pan Am Cup, Peru has occupied three third places and one second place (2016).

The Peruvian team recently took part in the FIVB Challenger Cup in Lima and was eliminated in the first round after losing two close matches against Croatia 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-17, 31-29) and Czech Republic 3-1 (27-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21).

The local team has been training since March and Hervás is confident on winning one of the three medals.

Karla Ortiz, captain of the team, also took a turn with the mike during the press conference to express her confidence of finishing with one of the medals.

The Pan American Cup start the qualification process toward the Central American and Caribbean Games 2022 and is a warm up competition before the Pan American Games of Lima that kick off on July 28.


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