Cuba recovered to win the bronze medal
LIMA, Peru, August 6, 2017 – Cuba recovered to defeat Peru 3-1
(22-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-20) and claiming the bronze medal of
the U18 Final Four Herbalife Cup at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum of
The individual scoring was led by outside hitter Ailama Cese
with 16 points, followed by Elizabeth Vicet with 15 and Thalia
Moreno with 14. For Peru, Kiara Montes and Thaisa Mc Leod scored
12 and 11 points, respectively.
Tomas Fernández, coach of Cuba: In the first set they started
cold, we didn’t warm up enough. Peru is a team with a masterful
tactic and defense, but when we started to climb in the score
they could not react. My team came from less to more and
everything we learned will be of benefit for the world
Elizabeth Vicet, captain of Cuba: After not qualifying to the
final, it was important for us to go home with the bronze medal
because it gives us more motivation for what we want to do in
the world championship to get the best possible result.
Marco Queiroga, coach of Peru: Last year when we lost the South
American, we knew we had to work in the reception and we did
that for the whole year because the serve is very strong. Today
we could not get rid of the base reception and we were not able
to define in the attack.
Flavia Montes, captain of Peru: We have had a learning
experience in this Final Four, a very important experience. We
committed errors but it was better it happened here and not in
the world championship where we want to be among the top eight.