Peru won all three of their opening-weekend matches, claiming top spot in Pool O
Monterrey, Mexico, June 28, 2015 - Peru won their third successive World Grand Prix match on the opening weekend of competition, this team beating Mexico 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-12). Peru’s captain Mirtha Uribe scored a game-high 10 points and was very pleased with her team's execution.
Peru captain Mirtha Uribe: "We reached our objective in finishing on top (of Pool O) because we want to be in the Final Four and with today’s performance the team is motivated to continue the hard work."
Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo: “I have a lot of respect towards Mexico and coach Azair, it is not an easy task to keep a team together, especially when you are in a transitional period like Mexico. They started the match strong. Peru’s performance this first stage of the Grand Prix was not easy, we struggled to stay concentrated, but I am happy with the execution of our younger players. Kenya was a powerful opponent, with Colombia we always expect an intense match and my team was tense in facing Mexico at home."
Mexico’s captain Dulce Carranza: "We lacked concentration, the team committed many unforced errors but the team is young and has a long journey ahead. Hopefully we will all stick together in becoming a better team."
Mexico’s coach Jorge Azair: “I am responsible for today’s performance, nothing went well today. We had a good strong start but the team began to struggle, I tried everything in my power to make them recover; we must evaluate and examine well our next steps."