The Cuban women’s volleyball team debuted with a win in straight sets over his similar from Canada in a match corresponding to group B of the XIX Pan American Cup which is celebrated in the city of Hermosillo, Mexicoaccording to official media on the island.
The success with partials of 25-16, 28-26 and 25-23 marks the return of the Cuban cast to international competitions after two years of absence due to the limitations imposed by COVID-19, and it is very important because the rivals on duty aspire to one of the two tickets for the Panamerican Games de Santiago 2023 offered by the tournament, according to a note published in the sports portal Hit.
Cuba recovers from a 6pt deficit (18-24) to win a thrilling second set 28-26 to Canada. Cuba leads 2-0 #womenspanamcup
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The teams from the Dominican Republic and Mexico have already qualified for the continental multi-sport event, while those from the United States and Puerto Rico remain among the contenders for the quota, hence the importance of these duels for the Cubans.
It details the information that jeopardized the sweep in the second set, when the Canadians were one point away from victory and with a 24-17 lead, but the Cubans sensationally tied the actions pressing with serve.
The Caribbean made fewer errors than their rivals (20-28), and also took advantage in blocking (11-6), while performances in attack (34) and service (5) remained balanced, according to statistics reviewed by Jit.
Opposite Dezirett Madan led the Cuban attack with 12 points (nine kills and three aces), followed by corner player Ailama Cesé (10/9A-1B), middle blocker Laura Suárez (7/5A-2B) and passer Thalía Moreno (7/2A-5B). Auxiliary Sulian Matienzo contributed six (4A-2S), middle blocker Yamisleydis Viltres four (1A-3B) and blocker Jessica Aguilera two.
For the northerners, corner hitter Melissa Langegger added 12 points through spikes (9) and blocks (3), as well as opposite Sydney Grills (12), while middle blocker Allyssah Fitterer added 10.
This Monday Cuba will have a net through the hosts of Mexico, and Canada will face Colombia in this same key. In other results of the opening day, and corresponding to group A, the Dominicans defeated Costa Rica (25-9, 25-8 and 25-9).