Cuba collected revenge against Peru


LIMA, Peru, September 9, 2018 - Cuba took revenge and won 3-1 over Peru (25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18), on the closing day of the II Final Four U20 at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum in Miraflores.


Cuba and Peru met in disputed duel with intense emotions. The host team managed to win the third set showing the variants in attack down the center, however the Cubans did not give up and managed to impose their powerful attack to stay with the victory.


The winners led in the attack categories by 52-41, blocks 21-17 and services (4-2). Although it stayed with the triumph, Cuba committed 26 unforced errors while Peru reduced them to 18.


Evilania Martinez and Jessica Aguilera contributed 18 points each to the Cuban victory, followed by Ailama Cese and Yamisleydis Viltres with 16 and 11 points respectively. For Peru, the opposite Thaisa McLeod got the maximum of 18 points and Flavia Montes closed with 15.


Tómas Arteaga, coach of Cuba: "I think that the team that learned the most in this tournament was Cuba, despite the limitations in the change of players and that we did not have the right to podium, the girls fought in each match, and I thank for the maturity that they showed to face the situation".


Marco Queiroga, coach of Peru: "I think that after the tour in Europe, these games have generated a lot of wear on the girls and what we have to do now is to get the girls back, rest, work together to define who It will be twelve for the South American."