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 close.


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.