Chile snags sixth place at the U21 Pan Am Cup
FORT MCMURRAY, Canada, May 21. 2017 - Chile took sixth place at
the U21 Pan American Cup at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness
Centre at Keyano College in Fort McMurray.
The Chileans swept Barbados 0-3 (20-25, 18-25, 17-25),
relegating Barbados to seventh place out of seven teams.
“We played better than yesterday. We made some mistakes during
the game, but the most important was to finish with a win so I’m
very happy,” said Daniel Nejamkin, Chile’s head coach.
Bastian Fuentes was Chile’s top scorer with 15 points.
Julio Alberto Caballero, the coach of the Caribbean side,
admitted his team lacked in some areas:
“Today we played better than against Guatemala, but anyway it
was not enough. They are not physically as well prepared as
they should be – they can start, but they cannot be consistent
and as technical as they should be….. They have to be better to
compete at this level; they showed that they played a better
system against teams like Canada and Brazil. Today it was
different, you can see their performance is tired.”
Also today, Canada plays Guatemala for the bronze medal, and
Brazil and Cuba face off for the gold!