Chincha, Peru, Sep 9.- Cuba trounced Costa Rica 3-0, achieving its second victory at the Second Pan American U23 Women’s Volleyball Cup, taking place here and in the nearby city of Ica, in southern Peru.
The Cubans scored 25-10, 25-15, 25-15, with Regla García as top scorer, with 15 points, followed by Yelennis Diaz (13) and Melissa Vargas (10) in a match that allowed for changes with bench players.
“We came out with a strong game against a team that did what it could, and we were able to test a variety of players, but there are still some aspects that need improvement and starting today we are getting ready for a few changes against Dominica,” the upcoming match, said the Cuban coach, Juan Carlos Gala, after last night’s game.
Costa Rica’s Captain Mikhail Hines, said that “against Cuba, a very strong team, we played to have fun and learn from our opponents, something we almost never have a chance to do, and thereby make the most of the game.”
Also here, Colombia, the South American up and coming team, beat the Dominican Republic in a close match that lasted five sets, with partial 20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 27-25 and 15-6.
In neighboring Ica, capital of the region of the same name, there was another electrifying game, and despite the almost insurmountable blockade of its rival, Peru won over Mexico in five sets (22-25, 25 -23, 23-25, 25-23 and 18-16), scoring its second victory.
Argentina’s victory over Trinidad and Tobago was easier (25-14, 25-10, 25-16) leaving it unbeaten, with two victories, just like Cuba and Peru. (Prensa Latina)