Cuba advances to the semifinals of the continental women’s volleyball tournament

The cuban volleyball team feminine will face the host this Friday Dominican Republic in one of the semifinal matches of the II Pan American Cup Final Six, based in Santo Domingo, after being included among the four best teams in the tournament.

The cast of the Island finished in fourth position, with two successes and three failures, after completing the elimination phase. This was possible thanks to his victory this Thursday over the representation of Puerto Ricoin a match that lasted until the fifth sets, and that concluded with partials of 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-27 and 15-13, according to the website of the North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA) of this sport.

The Cubans, led by Tomás Fernández, were superior to their rivals in attack (68-58) and committed fewer unforced errors (22-24), while the Puerto Rican added more blocks (19-16) and service points (10). -4), in accordance with the sports portal Hit.

Claudia Tarín (23 points: 20 in attacks-2 blocks-1 toces) and Ailama Cesé (22: 19-2-1) led the Cuban offensive. The opposite Greisy Finé added 19 points (17-1-1), the central Laura Suárez supported with 10 (6-4-0) and the setter Gretell Moreno with five, four of those defending the net, adds the publication.

For Puerto Rico, opposite Génesis Collazo accumulated 23 points (19-4-0), followed by corner hitter Stephanie Enright (21) and central defenders Paola Rojas and Diana Reyes, both with 14 points.

Meanwhile, the women from Cuba, the next rivals of those from Cuba, closed as undefeated leaders of the initial segment, with five wins without setbacks, after beating the United States representation in straight sets with scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25 -19.

The other semifinal of the tournament will be animated by Americans and Puerto Ricans, who finished with a balance of 3-2 and located in second and third position, respectively. Also on the day the fifth place will be discussed between the casts of Canada and Mexico, who only achieved one victory in their five presentations.

The fight for the medals was reserved for this Saturday, and there will be special attention to the performance and final location of the teams from Cuba and Puerto Rico, since one of the two will have access to the only ticket offered by the contest to attend the Panamerican Games of Santiago de Chile 2023.

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