Cuba was implacable against Puerto Rico
LIMA, Peru, May 6, 2019 - The first match of Pool A in the
second day of the U21 Men's Volleyball Panamerican Cup that
takes place in the Peruvian capital, resulted in victory for
Cuba, which was implacable and won 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-16)
over Puerto Rico.
Cuba did not find a rival blockade, and its starting setter,
Julio Gómez, was able to distribute with ease the offensive in
the hands of its main attackers: Julio Cardenas, José Romero and
Raico Altunaga who equaled with 11 points each; followed by José
Gutierrez who finished with 10 units.
On the Puerto Rico side, the highest number came from their
captain and spiker, Pedro Molina, who scored 8 points.
With a more organized game and an aggressive serve, those led
by Jesús Cruz prevailed in all the fundaments: attack (44-20),
blocking (6-1) and service (9-5).
José Romero, Cuba's top scorer: From the first point we were
aggressive with the service, that led us to make some mistakes
but we were able to control the match and control their game.
Pedro Molina, Puerto Rico's leading scorer: It was a very strong
game. Cuba has a lot of height and strength, they knew how to
complicate us. Tomorrow is a new day, a new opportunity and we
will come out with our heads up.
Puerto Rico will measure forces against the Dominican Republic
in its third match in the Pool A of the Pan American Cup on
Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. Next at 6:00 p.m. Cuba will play
against the United States.