Brazilian blocking strategy made difference over Cuba
Mexicali, Mexico, October 5, 2013 - Brazil and Cuba played the
most awaited match on day one at Mexicali State Auditorium. The
victory was for the Brazilians 3-1 (28-26, 25-27, 25-15, 25-21).
Captain Ellen Braga was the top scorer with 23 points (3 aces)
and was followed by Francynne Jacintho (15 points, 8 block
kills), Glauciele Silva (14) and Gabriella Souza (13).
For Cuba, Jennifer Alvarez scored 16 points and Rossana Giel
closed with 14. Alena Rojas scored 12 and Captain Daymara Lescay
finished with 11. Service was tied for both squads (5 for
Brazil, 5 for Cuba).
Brazil had 17 block points and Cuba 9.