Cuba wins five-set duel with USA
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 9, 2018 – Cuba prevailed
over United States in a thrilling five-set contest 3-2 (18-25,
25-22, 25-23, 13-25, 15-13) in Pool B of the Women’s Volleyball
Pan American Cup on Monday.
Both teams have 1-1 record with USA with 6 points and Cuba with
just 3 having lost to Puerto Rico 3-0 the night before. The
Puerto Ricans lead the group with 2-0 mark and 8 points while
Trinidad & Tobago are at 0-2 with 3 points.
Sulian Matienzo, Regla Gracia and Diaris Perez each had 15
points for Cuba with Matienzo and Perez recording five aces
Simone Lee led all the players in the match with 18 points in
the losing effort as four other team mates also reached double
figures – Aiyana Abukusumo-Whitney (17), Haleigh Washington
(16), Adora Anae (14) and Chiaka Ogbogu (10).
Cuba held a slight 10-9 advantage in aces while the United
States were a little better in blocking 14-12.
On Tuesday’s action, Cuba meets Trinidad & Tobago while United
States go against Puerto Rico.