Garcia leads Puerto Rican win over Tunisia
RIFFA, Bahrain, August 18, 2017 – Gabriel Garcia helped Puerto
Rico to a 3-2 (20-25, 25-18, 30-32, 25-22, 17-15) triumph over
Tunisia in Pool A of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World
Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Friday.
Garcia had a match-high of 30 points, including 26 attacks,
three blocks and an ace to lead the Puerto Rican offence. Hedi
Khazri top scored for Tunisia with 16 points. Puerto Rico showed
that they were a force to reckon with at the net as they
deflected 18 spikes by Tunisia.
China captured a 3-0 victory (25-19, 25-17, 25-19) against
Mexico in Pool D. China captain Cong Tian (18 points) and Chao
Wang (10 points) led the Asian side as top scorers. Mexico’s
Raymond Gerald Stephens picked up 17 but the Norceca side gave
away much points from unforced errors.
Kento Miyaura and Tatsunori Otsuka guided Japan to an easy
straight-set (25-18, 25-18, 25-12) win over Cuba. Miyaura and
Otsuka scored 11 points apiece to lead the Japanese offence,
while Lazaro Yoelvis Brunet Llanes top scored for Cuba with 17