FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan


Peru claim first win with straight sets triumph over Chinese Taipei

Peru's Karla Ortiz had three blocks and two aces among her 13 points in the victory over Chinese Taipei on Tuesday

Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2012 - Peru defeated Chinese Taipei in straight sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-20) on the third day of action in the FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gym on Tuesday.

Karla Ortiz had 13 points including three blocks and two aces to pace Peru while Carla Rueda also totaled 13 points. Diana Soto contributed 12 in the victory and Chen Wan Ting led Chinese Taipei with 13.

The victory was the first in the tournament for Peru (1-2) after losses to Japan and Cuba.  Chinese Taipei, which was hampered by unforced errors in the match fell to 0-3 with the defeat.

The power game and blocking skills of the South Americans were too much for the Asians on this day. The South Americans held 8-5 and 7-4 margins in blocks and aces respectively.

Peru took a 5-3 lead in the opening set after a reception error by Chinese Taipei. A nice dink by Diana Soto made it 6-4. Peru led 8-4 at the first TTO.Tsai Yin Feng sent a spike long and Chinese Taipei called a timeout trailing 9-4. Rueda's spike ended a long rally an put Peru up 11-4. A block by Uribe put Peru in front 13-7. A service error by Rueda made it 14-8. Chen Wan Ting struck a nice spike as Chinese Taipei pulled within 14-11 and Peru took a timeout. A spike by Clarivett Yllescas sent Peru into the second TTO with a 16-14 edge. Soto fired a service ace for 17-14 and Chinese Taipei called timeout again. Karla Ortiz sent a spike long and Chinese Taipei ws within two at 18-16. Elena Keldibekova's dink gave Peru a 21-17 lead. A spike by Uribe off an option play gave Peru set point at 24-19 and then took the set 25-19 when a Chinese Taipei spike sailed long.

Ortiz had seven points in the set, while Chen Wan Ting had four. Peru moved out to a 4-1 lead in the second set after an extended rally ended with a Chinese Taipei spike sailing long. Another long rally went Peru's way on a block by Rueda for 7-4. Peru was on top 8-6 at the first TTO. After having trouble on reception in the first set, Chinese Taipei exhbited speed and organization early in the second. A service ace by Rueda gave Peru a 10-7 margin and Chinese Taipei took another timeout. A lengthy rally ended when Soto missed a spike for 11-9. Chinese Taipei equalized at 12-12 on a spike by Chen Wan Ting and then move ahead 13-12 as Peru called a timeout. Sota placed a nice return with her left hand to tie it 13-13. Peru moved back in front 15-14 on a powerful spike by Daniela Uribe and followed with a service ace to lead 16-14 at the second TTO. Another Daniela Uribe spike gave Peru a five-point lead at 19-14 as they seized control of the set. A beautiful save by Alexandra Munoz kept a rally alive and ultimately resulted in Peru going up 20-16. Teng's spike drew Chinese Taipei within three at 21-18 and Peru took a timeout. Spikes by Sota and Rueda made it 24-20 and Peru took the set 25-20 on one more Soto spike.

Rueda's spike staked Peru to a 5-4 lead in the third set. With Peru up 7-4, Chinese Taipei called a timeout. A reception error by Chinese Taipei made it 8-4 for Peru at the first TTO. A service ace by Tsai Yin Feng pulled Chinese Taipei within two at 12-10. Chinese Taipei twice pulled within a point but could not even the score. Peru was up 16-13 at the second TTO. With Peru ahead 20-16, Chinese Taipei called a timeout. Andreina Ruiz sent a spike long for 22-20. Peru moved to match point at 24-20 on a reception error and ended in a spike by Soto.

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