Cuba loses to Mexico on the second day of the U-21 Pan American Volleyball Tournament (f)

The Cuban under-21 women’s volleyball team lost 3-1 to Mexico during their second appearance in the Pan-American Cup of this category, which will be hosted by the Aztec city of Nogales, Sonora until May 29.

Girls from the Greater Antilles lost in the first two sets (16-25, 23-25) and although they closed the gap in the fourth (25-20), they lost again in the fourth (17-25).

Although attacking and blocking were very even, with the Islanders dominating both sections with numbers 52-51 and 11-9, it was on the serve that the Mexicans punished the most, scoring 13 points, only from two of ours, who also made 22 unforced errors 16 of their own. rivals.

Lysania Grafort, with 18 points (two blocks), was once again leading the team under Wilfredo Robinson, although Yancy Kindelan (16; five blocks) and Claudia Tarin (13) also stood out.

After this result, the Cubans remained second in Group A, although they have the same number of points as Puerto Rico – 3-0 winners Belize (25-12, 25-18 and 25-13) – to receive one of two tickets to the next stage.

Group B is led unbeaten by the US team, which yesterday defeated the Dominican Republic accompanying them in the table yesterday (25-16, 25-20 and 25-14). Meanwhile, Costa Rica also beat Guatemala 3-0 (25:18, 25:22 and 25:23).

Today, in addition, duels Cuba-Puerto Rico, Mexico-Belize, USA-Costa Rica and Dominican Republic-Guatemala are scheduled.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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