First win in World League for Cuban volleyball team

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 1 (acn) The Cuban men’s team reached its first win in the World Volleyball League by beating the host Argentina in Group C of the second level of the event, based in the city of Mendoza.

After losing in three sets on Friday, the Caribbean squad defeated the Argentines on Saturday, result with which they matched the actions in the first two games between the two teams.

According to the website of the tournament, the disciples of Rodolfo Sanchez won 3-2 (17-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25 and 15-9), with special highlight for Rolando Cepeda, who scored 28 points.

Osmany Uriarte, with 17 units, and Ernesto Javier Jimenez (15) also stood out by the Caribbean island.

The other Cuban starters were Livan Osoria (7), Dariel Albo (3) and the setter Ricardo Calvo (2), with Yonder García playing as libero.

Sanchez also used as substitutes to Mario Luis Rivero (1) and Yosvani Gonzalez (0).

Nicolas Bruno (16), Martin Ramos (12) and Federico Martina (10) were the most outstanding players of the local side.

Sanchez’s young team was defeated twice in the first week by the Canadians, both cases in three sets.

So far, Canada tops the standings of group C with nine points, three wins and no losses, followed by Argentina (4-1-1), Cuba (2-1-3) and Bulgaria (0-0-1).

Next weekend the Cubans will face Bulgaria as visitors, to then receive Bulgarians, Argentines and Canadians in the Sports City Coliseum.

 

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