Cuba dominates Guatemala

TRUJILLO, Peru, July 8, 2019 - Cuba defeated Guatemala without setbacks, in straight sets by scores of 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-12) to open the third day of action of the XVIII Pan American Cup.

Monday 08 de July del 2019 18:38 PM

The early stages of the three sets were pretty even. The representatives of Guatemala fought every point, trying to defend the aggressive attacks of their rival.

But, the winning team regained control and defeated their opponent in attack 44-23 and blocked 8-3. Their biggest advantage was in the service, 14-2. Cuba had 11 points from unforced errors, and Guatemala 9.

Greisy Fine, Claudia Hernández, Diaris Pérez and  Jessica Valera registered 16, 14, 13 and 11 points apiece. Aury Álvarez, was the only Guatemalan player with double-figures, scoring 10 points. 

Captain of Cuba, Diaris Pérez: I think that today the team demonstrated the exhaustion of the games against the Dominican Republic and Canada that were very demanding. But we were able to retake our game and close the game with power.

Captain of Guatemala, Aury Álvarez: Our team played more united, our goal was to make the most points to Cuba and I think we achieved it. Maybe we lacked a little more, but we did a lot of damage in their defense and in the upcoming days we will play with a lot of concentration and strength like today.

Guatemala accumulates three negative results and will fight to break the losing streak when it faces Argentina on Tuesday, July 9, at the Gran Chimú Coliseum in Trujillo.

The Cuban team has accumulated up to now 7 points for two defeats and motivated by this first victory, they will face Peru this Tuesday 09 at 20:00 hours.




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