Brazil grabs second victory at the U21 Pan Am Cup
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA, CANADA: Guatemala was overwhelmed by
0-3 (14-25, 10-25, 11-25) at the U21 Pan American Cup at
the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre at Keyano College in Fort
Brazil’s Victor Cardoso led a strong full-squad effort with 11
points, followed by Felipe Roque with eight points. Erik Flores
again was the top scorer for the losing side, with seven points.
Tomorrow Brazil faces tournament hosts Canada.
“This match is really to prepare for the next match tomorrow
against Canada,” said
Nery Tambeiro, head coach of Brazil.
“Canada, Cuba and Brazil are at a level above the other teams,
and tomorrow we will really see at what stage we are at against
these other strong teams.”
Guatemala lost to Canada last night 3-0.
Guatemala’s coach Reider Lucas is aware of his team’s
shortcomings, but is hopeful for the next match. “Brazil
demonstrated yesterday they were a strong team and today they
played even better. Our guys did everything possible but they
couldn’t make it happen. The difference with Brazil is very big.
We’re still making mistakes that we have to work on and I hope
next game we can come out stronger,” he said.
May 16 (local time)
12:00 Cuba v Chile 3-0
18:00 Brazil v Barbados 3-0
20:00 Canada v Guatemala 3-0
16:00 Chile v Puerto Rico 1-3
18:00 Guatemala v Brazil 0-3
20:00 Canada v Barbados
16:00 Puerto Rico v Cuba
18:00 Barbados v Guatemala
20:00 Canada v Brazil
Finals rounds on May 19-21