The women’s team Cuban sub-21 team defeated the Dominican Republic 3-1 this Sunday and won bronze in the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Pan American Cup (Norceca), held in Nogales, Mexico.
Wilfredo Robinson’s disciples surpassed the Dominicans in the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-20, fell in the third, 14-25, and sealed the success in the fourth, 26-24, after one hour and 31 minutes of play, according to report of the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
Dominican Republic comes back strong winning the third set 25-14. Cuba 🇨🇺 leads 2-1 for U21 Pan Am Bronze
Vargas 🇩🇴 13pts
Grafort and Tarin 🇨🇺 11pts
— NorcecaInfo (@Norceca_Info) May 29, 2023
The Cubans had better results in attacks, 50 for 48 points, but they were surpassed by the Dominicans in blocking and serving, 9-11 and 6-7, in that order, and were tied 25-25 on their own errors.
The top scorer of the match was the Dominican Katielle Altagracia Alonzo Vargas, who accumulated 21 points, 19 in attack, one in blocking and one in service, followed by the Cuban Claudia Tarín (16/13-2-1).
For Cuba, Lisania Grafort (13/12-1-0), Edilseidys Reyes (11/4-3-4), Yensy Kindelán (10/8-2-0) and Witney James (10/10) also stood out with double figures. -0-0), and Ariana Rodríguez (12/8-4-0), according to ACN.
The undefeated team from the United States confirmed its status as favorite by beating Mexico 3-0 (25-13, 25-16 and 25-21), which reached the title discussion without a setback in its four previous games.
Puerto Rico and Guatemala finished in fifth and seventh places, beating Costa Rica 3-0 (25-17, 25-21 and 25-21) and Belize (25-19, 25-11 and 25-22), respectively. , according to this report.
Participating in the Cup guarantees attendance at the 2024 edition, which will qualify for the 2025 World Cup.
The Cubans also took advantage of their presence in the Norceca continental competition to continue preparing for the U-21 world championship in Mexico from August 17 to 26.
the website of Norceca He points out that this is the fourth time that Cuba has been on the podium, having won gold in 2019 and bronze in the 2011 and 2017 editions.