Radio Havana Cuba | Cuba defeats Canada to win Pan American Cup final unbeaten

Two Cubans win individual prizes in Norceca

Havana, July 18 (ACN).- Cuba beat Canada 3-0 to win the Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup undefeated, with a stage at the Amado Nervo Auditorium in the city of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico .

According to the sites www.norceca.netthe Cubans beat the Canadians in the final with partials of 25-23, 25-23 and 25-19, in one hour and 17 minutes of play, with a highlight for Jesús Herrera, the game’s top scorer with 14 points, nine on offense, two on block and three on serve.

Miguel Ángel López (13/12-1-0) and Roberlandy Simón (9/6-2-1) also stood out for the biggest of the Antilles, while Brandon Koppers (11/8-0-3) and Jordan Canham (10/6-2-2).

The disciples of Nicolás Vives were better in attack, 37 for 32 points, against (8-4) and the fouls committed which bring goals to the rivals (23-25), while those of Dan Ota did it in service (6-5).

Cuba has won five consecutive victories in the preliminaries against the Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-15, 25-15 and 25-22), the United States, 3-2 (25-20, 28-26, 20- 25, 23-25 ​​and 15-11), Canada 3-0 (25-17, 25-18 and 25-21), Puerto Rico, 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-20) and Mexico, 3-0 (25-20, 25-18 and 25-22).

In the semi-finals, the Cubans repeated the victory against the Puerto Ricans, but with a score of 3-0 (25-23, 25-17 and 25-16), a result which guaranteed them access to the final.

The silver medal went to the United States, who led Puerto Rico 3-0 (27-25, 25-22 and 25-23), while hosts Mexico took fifth place with a 3 -1 (25-20). , 21-25, 25-18 and 26-24) against the Dominican Republic.

The competition distributed points for qualification for the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador and the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, both in 2023.

However, Vives expressed before the start of the tournament: “Our intentions are to do our best, to prepare well for the FIVB World Challenger Cup, which is the most important immediate event that we have (at the end of this month)”

“We are preparing the machines. We are also preparing for the Pan American Cup and the World Championship. Cuba always has as its main objective to win the competition,” he concluded.

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