PRESS RELEASE 13/10/2009

Cuba rolls over Barbados

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico, October 13, 2009 – Cuba booked an easy 25-10, 25-11, 25-16 victory against Barbados improving to 2-0 its mark in Pool A of the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship. Barbados fell to 0-2.


Leonardo Leyva led Cuba with 10 points and Michael Sanchez charted 9. Wilfredo Leon and Osmany Camejo recorded 7 apiece. Fabian Cox and Elwin Oxley each had 10 points for Barbados. Cuba built a 10-2 advantage in the blocking department.


“It was a preparation match for us against a team that is not very strong,” said Roberlandy Simon, captain of Cuba. “The strongest part of the competition is still to come.”


“It was a learning experience and inspiration for us to play against a team like Cuba,” said Oxley, the captain of Barbados. “But I think we can play better than we did today.”

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