LA PAZ, Baja California Sur, June 9, 2022.- Chile beat Honduras 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-7) to advance into the quarterfinal round of the sixth edition of the Women’s U21 Pan Am Cup being held at La Paz Arena in Baja California Sur.
Chile with 1-1 record advanced into the quarterfinal round as second place of pool B of the event that grants tickets for the top two NORCECA teams to the 2023 FIVB World Championship. Honduras with 0-2 will play matches for 7-10 places.
The South Americans held an overwhelming 40-16 advantage in attacks, a 2-0 margin in blocks and a considerable 12-2 margin in serves. Honduras committed one less error (20-21) than Chile.
Outside hitter Doming Aylwin of Chile was the only player with double figures, scoring 13 points on 8 kills and 5 aces. Middle blocker Enikki Canedo and outside hitter Daniela Maureira contributed with 7 points each.
Opposite hitter and team captain Dazly Duran led Honduras with 6 points on 4 kills and 2 aces.
Ana Erskine, Captain of Chile: “We started with great energy, confident of our game and wanting to do things well, we showed it on the court. We must improve in being more offensive while attacking under our opponents’ pressure”.
Dazly Duran, Captain of Honduras: “It was a difficult match, we had a good second set, but our energy has been affecting us. This tournament is good preparation for us. Chile was good in attacking and their serving frequency was effective, finding spaces to hurt us”.
Eduardo Guillaume, Head Coach of Chile: “After studying Honduras we thought this could be the outcome. This match helps us to gain more confidence and improve our game level. We performed orderly, in the second half of the second set we decided to serve to put the ball in play and take the opportunity to work in our counterattack. Now in the quarterfinals we wait for our opponent. Dominga (7) did it well, she is tuning up and is one of our younger players, born 2005”.
Marvin Ulloa, Head Coach of Honduras: “We had preparation matches before coming here, but the team hasn’t performed at their capacity. Only in the second set we are executing the game fundamentals. I am taking as homework to have more preparation matches for next tournaments”.