Cuba was implacable against Puerto Rico


LIMA, Peru, May 6, 2019 - The first match of Pool A in the second day of the U21 Men's Volleyball Panamerican Cup that takes place in the Peruvian capital, resulted in victory for Cuba, which was implacable and won 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-16) over Puerto Rico.


Cuba did not find a rival blockade, and its starting setter, Julio Gómez, was able to distribute with ease the offensive in the hands of its main attackers: Julio Cardenas, José Romero and Raico Altunaga who equaled with 11 points each; followed by José Gutierrez who finished with 10 units.


 On the Puerto Rico side, the highest number came from their captain and spiker, Pedro Molina, who scored 8 points.


 With a more organized game and an aggressive serve, those led by Jesús Cruz prevailed in all the fundaments: attack (44-20), blocking (6-1) and service (9-5).


José Romero, Cuba's top scorer: From the first point we were aggressive with the service, that led us to make some mistakes but we were able to control the match and control their game.


Pedro Molina, Puerto Rico's leading scorer: It was a very strong game. Cuba has a lot of height and strength, they knew how to complicate us. Tomorrow is a new day, a new opportunity and we will come out with our heads up.


Puerto Rico will measure forces against the Dominican Republic in its third match in the Pool A of the Pan American Cup on Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. Next at 6:00 p.m. Cuba will play against the United States.