United States beat Haiti ahead the most difficult duel


HAVANA, Cuba, August 28, 2018 - The United States beat Haiti 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-17) and added the second victory in Group B they leads along with Canada, also undefeated and their next rival tomorrow in the closing of the preliminary round of the Norceca Sub-21 Men's Volleyball Tournament, which takes place in the Coliseum of the Sports City.


Despite the evident superiority of the Northerners with a difference of 40-21 attacks and 11-3 services, the statistics reflect the blocking advantage of the Caribbean 6-2, as well as unforced errors (22-25).


All players of the United States went into the court and gave a greater general offensive contribution, led by the opposite Jaylen Jaspar (12) and the corners Devin Joslyn and John Reilly (10). For their rivals, only the opposite Jean Bayol and central defender Olando Joseph could score 7 each.


Jonah Carson, US coach, said: "I want to give credit to the Haitian attackers, especially the number 8 (Bayol, only 17 years old), he played very well and that made it possible for us to make changes. Tomorrow against Canada I have to consider they have attackers in the whole field, is going to be a very strong game and we must raise the mental capacity so that everything goes well".


The central Kyler Presho commented that "we had a great time in the game, there was a good tactic, because people play their role. Yesterday we were a bit uncomfortable, but today it was better, we played the way we plan to do it and hopefully we will do it well in the future."


Adolphe Ralph, coach of Haiti, said "I am very happy, because the United States is a good team and plays a complete volleyball, for my boys it is very positive because they learn and these confrontations help them to raise their experience in Norceca events".


His captain, wing spiker Edgar Dimitri Dumay, acknowledged that "we started with a high level, but we could not keep it, the United States is a quality team".