Puerto Rico defeats Cuba, to finish fifth


CALLAO, Peru, June 16 2013 - Puerto Rico defeated Cuba 3-2 (24-26, 18-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-9) and finished in fifth place at the XII Movistar Women’s Pan American Cup that concluded its classification rounds at the Miguel Grau Coliseum.


Karina Ocasio scored 17 points and Yarimar Rosa 16 for Puerto Rico. Sheila Ocasio finished with 13, Ania Ruiz with 12 and Linda Morales scored 10.


Cuba came from behind on the fourth to tie the set 21-21, but Puerto Rico worked hard on the blocking game and forced a fifth set.


Ana Yilian Cleger tallied 18 points while Rosana Giel 16. Sulian Matienzo concluded with 13 and Yoana Palacios with 11. Both teams are already qualified to the World Grand Prix.