Cuba outclasses Trinidad & Tobago in Pool B
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 2, 2016 – Cuba defeated
Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-19) in the second match
of Pool B at the XV Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup Santo
The Cuban attack was spearheaded by Heidy Rodriguez with 13
points, Sulian Matienzo 11, Daimara Lescay 9, and Heidy Casanova
For Trinidad & Tobago the top scorers were Krystle Esdelle with
12 points and Channon Thompson who had 11 points.
“We played very well, as a team and to start winning is positive
for our team. Our objective is to finish among the top four of
the group and to get that we need to win at least three
matches,” said Cuban coach Roberto Garcia.
“We have followed the instructions of our coach the best way
possible. The first match is always difficult but we were able
to win. Our goal, as our coach said, is to qualify to the next
round,” said Matienzo, the captain of Cuba.
“This team only has practiced two complete sessions and it was
here in Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, what they have done
against Cuba is to my satisfaction,” said Cuban Francisco Cruz,
coach of Trinidad & Tobago.
“We are facing some inconveniences in our country and we have
not been together enough time to know each other and improve our
game. Like in all places there are inconveniences and we don’t
escape from that,” said Renele Forde, captain of Trinidad &