China dominate Cuba, win 3-0
Mexicali, Mexico, October 7 2013 - China had another dominant
performance at Mexicali State Auditorium. The Chinese team beat
Cuba in straight sets 25-14, 25-21, 25-23.
Yanhan Lu scored 16 points for China while Xiaoya Zhang closed
with 10. Qi Wang scored 9. Cuba’s best weapon was Rosanna Giel,
who tallied 16 points and Jennifer Alvarez finished with 12.
The team coached by Jiande Xu worked hard in the blocking game
to prevent the Cuban attack. It resulted for the Asians that had
a 7-4 final advantage and also served more aces than the
Caribbean squad (11-6) with five by setter and captain Di Yao,
while Jennifer Alvarez aced 3.
Di Yao, Captain of China:
Cuba had good weapons. Their service was strong. They also
spike very well. That was our concern. So We had to prepare for
this match previously and serve better.
Jiande Xu, Coach of China:
Cuba served and attacked very well. I agree with my captain Di
Yao. It was so complicated for us. We had to work hard on block
and put some pressure, because the last two sets they were so
Daymara Lescay, Captain of Cuba:
We started to play well in all the sets, but we could not play
and close them as we should. We couldn’t finish like we began.
Juan Carlos Gala, Coach of Cuba:
The match was good, despite the 3-0 score. But China had a good
tactical plan and that decided it. We are a team with the
youngest age average. It is not to justify, but when you coach
some girls that are 13, 15 or with an 18 years old age average
obviously there are ups and downs.