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Peru bounce back to overcome Puerto Rico

Peru celebrate their comeback versus Puerto Rico in Saturday's first match in Brno's Kajot Arena.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 22, 2013 – One set down, Peru came back strongly to beat Puerto Rico 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20) in their second match at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs. After their 2-3 defeat on Friday against Chinese Taipei, Peru responded with increased efficiency and a remarkable fighting spirit. 

The key moment of the match came in the middle of the third set when Puerto Rico led 14-10, but could not pull clear. 

Pilar Victoria topped the scores with 22 points for Puerto Rico while Milagros Rodriguez was the best scorer for Peru with 15 points. 

Peru could not hide their tension in the beginning of the first set after their unexpected 2-3 loss versus Chinese Taipei on Friday. Nevertheless, the team of coach Natalia Malaga came back muscularly in the second set with Milagros Rodriguez and captain Ginna Lopez on fire. A 14-10 lead was not good enough for Puerto Rico to pull through in the third set and Peru never looked back. 

Peru will continue their Women’s U20 World Champs operation on Sunday versus the Dominican Republic while Puerto Rico take on Chinese Taipei. 

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