Puerto Rican Soto scores 28 in victory over USA
RIFFA, Bahrain, August 26, 2017 - Puerto Rico defeated USA in
four sets (25-20, 21-25, 30-28, 25-23) in the classification
match for 13th place-16th place of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball
Boys’ U19 World Championship in Isa City Sports Hall on
Puerto Rico captain Gabriel Garcia posted a match-high of 28
points from 26 attacks and two blocks. Pedro Molina and Randy
Perez likewise posted double-digits, 13 points and 12 points
respectively to power Puerto Rico’s offence past their
opponents. Joel Schneidmiller led the USA side with 21 points.
In the other classification match for the 13th place-16th place,
Bahrain swept Cuba 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-16).
Mohamed Jasim, Hasan Haider and Sayed Mohamed Alabbar finished
with 15, 13 and 11 points, respectively, in the victory. Lazaro
Brunet had 13 as the best Cuban scorer.
Bartosz Firszt helped Poland in their 3-0 (25-16, 29-27, 25-23)
win over Mexico to finish in 17th place.
Firszt led Poland with 17 points, including 15 attacks and two
aces. His team-mate Artur Slugocki made 15 points, outscoring
Mexico’s best scorer Diego Gonzalez Castaneda who tallied 13