Argentina gets third victory in
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 5, 2016 – Argentina
overcame Cuba 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-15) for their third
victory against one loss in Pool B of the XV Women’s Pan
American Cup. Cuba sits now at 2-2.
Lucia Fresco and Tanya Acosta reached double digits in the
scoring charts with 13 and 10 points, respectively, while Emilce
Sosa and Florencia Busquets added 9 and 8 in the victory.
Heidy Rodriguez and Regla Gracia were the best scorers for Cuba
with 18 and 16 points, respectively.
Argentina edged Cuba in aces 9-8 and held the advantage in
blocks 11-6. The winners benefited from 35 errors committed by
the defeated side.
“The depth of our bench was a key for us against a team with a
lot of power in the attack,” Sosa said. “It was a tough match
and we were able to make the adjustments after a shaky first
“We lost the concentration after the first set and our game
spiraled down,” Cuban Sulian Matienzo said. “We couldn’t serve
well after the first set and Argentina made the right things.”
“This is a game of mistakes and we reduced the errors after the
first set and that was the key for the victory,” Argentinean
Guillermo Orduna said. “The players followed the tactical plan.”
“Our team had a lot of ups and downs and you don’t win a match
after the first set. The players need to learn from this one,”
Cuban Roberto Garcia said.