Cubans start off on the right foot in Peru

HAVANA, Cuba, March 13, 2021 - Cubans Regla Gracia and Claudia Hernández made a successful debut in the Superior National Volleyball League (LNSV) of Peru with their team Deportivo Jaamsa, which defeated Rebaza Acosta 3-0 on the second day of the competition.

In the duel, which ended with scores of 25-17, 25-22 and 25-17, the opposite left-hander Gracia was the top scorer with 16 points, 14 of them in attack for an effectiveness of 50%, and two aces, according to the official site of the Peruvian Volleyball Federation (FPV).

On her side, the corner player Hernandez scored 8 points, including a direct service and a block, although her effectiveness in her actions only reached 24% in her debut with Jaamsa. In his previous season 2019-2020 Hernández played with Alianza Lima.

"I hope in the clash on Saturday to be looser, today I was self-conscious, but I felt good," said the young Claudia, who as Regla appears in second place among the best of her position

With this first success, the Jaamsa, coached by Cuban Juan Carlos Gala, settled at the top with three points along with the Circolo Sportivo Italiano and Regatas Lima teams, which came out winners at the opening of the LNSV (on Wednesday).

Precisely to the latter, the Cuban setter Gretell Moreno returns for the second time. She is currently going through the quarantine period as a foreign traveler.

Regatas Lima, one of the teams considered among the favorites to advance to the next phase, beat Molivoleibol 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-23) at the Villa El Salvador Sports Center, the only venue for the championship due to the situation of COVID-19 in Lima.

Matches scheduled for Saturday the 13th and Monday the 15th complete the first section of the tournament that includes also the champion of the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons, Universidad San Martín de Porres as well as Latino Amisa, Alianza Lima, Deportivo Alianza and Geminis.