PRESS RELEASE 05.08.2004


Mexican women surprise Canadian team

August 5, 2004 - Mexico stunned Canadian women prevailing in a five-setter taking advantage of a number of untimely errors committed by the host team. The score was 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13.

Martha Revuelta was the best scorer for the Mexicans with 25 points while Canadian Sarah Pavan was the leading match scorer with 32 points.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Cuban women once again showed off their team’s depth of talent today as they easily defeated the young and inexperienced team from Trinidad & Tobago in three straight sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-4) to remain unbeaten at 2-0.

Kenia Carcaces led the Cuban attack with 15 points, Rachez Pirez Sanchez had 14 and Lisandra Pellicie added 10. For Trinidad & Tobago, Kelly Anne Billingy scored 11 points.

In the second match of the day, the Women’s USA Team made its debut defeating the Dominican Republic 3-0 in a hard fought match.

While winning easily the second set by a score of 25-8, the Americans had to battle to edge out the Dominicans 27-25 and 28-26 in the first and third sets.

Jordan Larson led the Americans scoring 15 points, followed by Alexis Crimes 13 and Nicole Fawcett 9, For Dominican Republic, Dahiana Herrera Burgos scored 12, Altagracia Santana Mabru 11 and Betania de la Cruz added 6.

Women´s standing: Pool A, USA 1-0, Dominican Republic 1-1, Puerto Rico 0-1. Pool B: Cuba 2-0, Canada 1-1, Mexico 1-1, Trinidad & Tobago 0-2.