Cuba with two Men Teams in the semifinals

VARADERO, Cuba, May 11, 2019.- The two Cuban teams, the second from the United States and Nicaragua advanced to the men's semifinals of the  Varadero Beach Volleyball Tournament, the fourth stop of NORCECA Circuit which concludes on Sunday in the complex of courts installed in the area next to the Barceló Solymar Hotel of the famed tourism destination.

Sunday 12 de May del 2019 07:00 AM

Sergio Gonzalez, fifth Olympic in Rio 2016, and his new partner Luis Reyes continues to improve the communication in their game, and will go to discuss the pass to the final against their teammates of Cuba-2, the 21-year old Yosvany Carrasco, and 32 year-ol Karell Piña as they look for another medal after adding bronze, silver and gold in that order.

For the other semifinal features a clash between Troy Field and Ty Loomis (USA-2) and Rubén Mora and Denis López of Nicaragua, who won a bronze in the second phase in Cayman Islands, historical metal since it was the first for their country in this Circuit

In the quarterfinals, top-seeded Sergio and Luis fulfilled the predictions by beating Eric Zaun-Ian Satterfield (USA-1) with comfortable scores of 21-10 and 21-16.

The second Cuban team of Carrasco and Piña beat Gabriel Burlacu-Liam Kopp (CAN-2) with score of 2-0 (21-12, 21-17) after mixing the impetus of the young man and the technique of one of the most experienced players in the area.

In one of the most difficult challenges of this round, Field and Loomis (USA-2) managed to subdue the combative Puerto Ricans Josué Rivera and Kevin López with identical sets of 21-19-

Mora and Lopez prevailed 2-0 (21-19, 21-18) in a Central American classic against Guatemalans Andy Leonardo and Luis García, the second seed and silver medalists in the previous manga.

The two local pairs, winners in lot A and D, and the Puerto Rican in C, were the only with perfect records in pool play.

The semifinals begin at nine in the morning, while the discussion of the medals is scheduled in the afternoon session.


Saturday's Men Results:

Quarterfinals: CUB-1 d USA-1- 2-0 (21-10, 21-16); CUB-2 d CAN-2- 2-0 (21-12, 21-17); USA-2 d PUR- 2-0 (21-19, 21-19); NCA d GUA 2-0 (21-19, 21-19).

Pool Play: Pool A: NCA d ISV forfeit team B; CUB-1 d BAH 2-0 (21-7, 21-8); PAN d BAH 2-1 (15-21, 21-17, 15-5); CUB-1 d NCA 2-0 (21-15, 21-17). Pool B: CRC d BIZ 2-0 (21-16, 21-12); GUA d USA-1 2-0 (21-15, 21-12). Pool C: PUR d DOM 2-0 (21-18, 21-14); CAN-2 d ESA 2-1 (19-21, 21-14, 15-8). Pool D: CUB-2 d USA-2 2-0 (21-17, 21-17); CAN-1 d TTO 2-0 (21-17, 21-17)


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