Cubans stand out in Argentinean League
HAVANA, Cuba, December 26, 2019 – Cuban Miguel Angel Lopez
scored 20 points to lead the attack in the straight-set
victory of UPCN San Juan over Gigantes del Sur to claim the
title of Copa RUS of the Men’s Argentinean Volleyball
The tournament closed the volleyball season for 2019 in the
South American country.
Lopez also stood out with 27 points in the semifinal match
against Bolivar Club. Other Cuban players –Jesus Herrera and
Yohan Leon- contributed wit 24 and 17 points, respectively.
Meanwhile, Osniel Melgarejo, José Carlos Romero, Javier
Concepción and Julio César Cárdenas, all contributed to the
bronze medal won by Bolivar over Obras de San Juan.
All Cuban players –including Livan Osoria, who played for
Ciudad Voley- return to Havana to finish the preparation for
the NORCECA Men’s Qualification Tournament Tokyo 2020 to
take place in Vancouver, Canada from January 10 to 12 where
one ticket to the Olympic Games will be up-for-grabs.
They will be joined by Robertlandy Simon and Roamy Alonso
who are returning from Italy and Marlon Yang from France.
The squad will play three matches against Chile starting on
Friday and then three more against Venezuela from January 3
to 5 at Escuela Nacional de Voleibol, before departing to
Canada on January 8.