Melissa Vargas carries Cuba to fifth place



TORONTO, Canada, July 23, 2015 – Melissa Vargas carried Cuba to a 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-21) victory over Argentina in the match for fifth place at the women’s volleyball tournament of the Pan American Games held at Toronto Exhibition Center on Thursday.

Vargas had a tournament-high 32 points, including four aces and one block, to lead the winning attack. She got support from Regla Gracia who registered 14 points, while Alena Rojas, Daymara Lescay and Sulian Matienzo each contributed 9 points in the victory.

Emilce Sosa and Leticia Boscacci finished with 17 and 15 points, respectively, for Argentina and Sol Piccolo had 11 in the loss.

Cuba held the advantage in spikes 58-53 as well as in service winners 8-2 whereas both teams scored via 11 blocks.