Cuban service neutralized Chile


LIMA, Peru, May 10, 2019 - ​​Cuba won in straight sets over Chile (25-15; 25-17; 25-8) from the service area and will play their second consecutive final at the Pan American Cup U21 Men's Volleyball.


The duel lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes of action, time in which the performance of the Cuban opposite José Romero stood out with 16 points; For Chile, his captain, Vicente Ibarra gave the fight to get the maximum with seven points.


Cuba had 16 points in service, Chile only 2. Although the winning team had an advantage in attack (37-20), it was overcome in blocking (3-6). The team of Jesus Cruz scored through 19 mistakes of his rival, reducing their own to 12.


Julio Gomez, Cuban setter: The strategy was to press them with the serve and it worked. We are happy to have obtained the victory and tomorrow we will go out with everything to stay with the gold medal.


 León Joaquín, Chilean captain: Cuba is the first in the world in this category, with a lot of height, with great strength, we try to do our best. Some things worked, and of those that did not, we are left with a great learning for tomorrow's game, our dream to qualify for the World Championship remains intact.


Cuba will fight to improve the silver medal in the last edition of the Pan American U21 Cup this Saturday May 11 at 15:00 when playing the final against the winner of the match between Canada vs Puerto Rico. Previously, at 1:00 p.m., Chile will play for the bronze medal and the last ticket to the U21 Volleyball World Championship.