Canada won a powerful victory over Cuba
TRUJILLO, Peru, July 7, 2019 - Canada recovered from the loss to
Argentina to beat Cuba 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22) in its second
match of the XVIII edition of the Women's Pan American Cup.
The duel was experienced with very intense and long rallies in
front of 850 volleyball fans who attended the Gran Chimú
Coliseum in Trujillo. The Cubans showed the aggressiveness of
their attack by the ends, but Canada was much more effective
winning by 40-32.
From the service area, the Canadians complicated the Cuban game
system, reaching a 7-2 advantage and also exceeding the basis of
the blocking by 7-6.
The opposite Canadian Kiera Van contributed 16 points to the
triumph of her team, followed by the outside attacker Lea Gray
with 15. For Cuba, its captain, Diaris Perez, was the most
outstanding with 16 effective attacks.
Top scorer of Canada, Kiera Van Ryk: It was very important for
us to play today as a team after the result of yesterday, we
came to fight to the last point no matter how the score went,
because we know every game is important in our preparation for
the Tournament of Olympic qualification that we will play at the
beginning of next month in Russia.
Top scorer of Cuba, Diaris Pérez: Improving reception and
organization in defense we can go very far in this competition,
because we have a lot of strength in the offensive and claw to
continue fighting each of the matches that come.
The team of Leivis García will look for to claim its first
triumph in the Cup, when they play on Monday 8 at 16:00 hours
against Guatemala. On the other hand, those directed by Thomas
Black, will face at 20:00 hours the national team of Peru.