Gutiérrez saves Cuba’s semifinal hopes
BRNO, Czech Republic, June 29, 2017 – Miguel
David Gutierrez was
once again the driving force in Cuba’s
success at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship.
In their last match of the second stage of the tournament, the
Cubans claimed a hard-fought 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 24-26, 27-25)
victory over China to
keep alive their chances for making the semifinals.
Gutierrez hammered out 24 points to become the best scorer of
the match. His teammate Miguel
Angel Lopez and
next on the chart with 20 points each.
After China’s out-of-this-world blocking performance on
Wednesday, on Thursday it was their opponents who defeated them
with their own weapon – 14 kill blocks, with Jose
Israel Masso responsible
for as many as six.