Cuba in semifinals of Men’s Challenger Cup


LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, July 5, 2016 – Cuba will meet Turkey in the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup on Saturday.


Cuba finished the Pool B with a 2-0 mark after victories over Belaraus and Egypt. After a tough battle Cuba claimed a valuable 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-10) victory over Belarus. Thus, they became the first semifinalist of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Challenger Cup.


Marlon Yang and Jesus Herrera were the best scorers of Cuba with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Miguel Ángel López added 16 and Roamy Alonso chipped in with 11 points.


In the last match of Pool B, Cuba triumphed over Egypt 3-2 (25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 22-25, 15-7). Cuba were more efficient in attack 55%-41%. They also served nine aces - five of them by Miguel Lopez Castro. 

The best scorer of the game was Marlon Yang Herrera of Cuba with 22 points (18 in attack, 3 in block and 1 in serve), followed by Miguel Lopez Castro with 20.