Argentina use service to control Cuba
LIMA, Peru, August 5, 2017 – Argentina claimed their second
victory with a strong 3-0 (28-26, 25-14, 25-20) over Cuba to
conclude the preliminary phase of the U18 Final Four Herbalife
Cup with 10 points.
Cuban outside hitter had 13 points, followed by Captain
Elizabeth Vicet with 11 points. For Argentina Sofia Meinardi,
Bianca Farriol and Dominique Corsaro each had 8 points in the
Etanislao Vachino, coach of Argentina: Today our strategy was to
play with a good serve to break their reception because the
battle at the net was going to be a tough one. In the first set
they started very nervous but winning it was a psychological
motivator to continue battling. Almost to the end, Cuba tried to
retake their serve but the rotation favored us and I am very
happy because more than reaching the final the objective was to
keep improving for the world championship.
Sofia Minardi, outside hitter of Argentina: We expected a very
tough match but we could handle it. The ten sets we player
yesterday drained us but we put a good attitude and gave the
best until the last minute.
Tomas Fernandez, coach of Cuba: I am grateful of Argentina for
the intensity they showed. They stole the initiative in the
serve and the attack. We attack, block and serve but we lost
that today. We didn’t do what we train daily and that happens in
the yung levels that give you a party one day and a calamity the
We were very inconsistent in our performance.
Ailama Cese, top scorer of Cuba: What we learned from this match
is that we must reduce our errors and reinforce our strengths as
the attack and block. Today we were out of focus and need to
work to learn and keep our game rhythm.