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Havana.  October 9, 2014

Cuba scores easy win over
Trinidad and Tobago

Cuba roared past Guatemala to score an easy 25-14, 25-12, 25-10 victory for their second win on route to the II U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup for the WCH in 2015.

Every member of the host team came out to play. The offence was well balanced and led by the opposition hitter Osniel Rendon, the only player who tallied a double-digit scoring (11).

The lead by the winning team in spikes (44-15) and blocks (12-2) was overwhelming. However, the Guatemalans had the advantage in services (4-3).

Rodolfo Sánchez, coach of the host team, explained that, "We played better than yesterday, but the team continued to lack in various areas and it should not be possible for an opponent of a lower level to make fewer mistakes (16-26). We will have to work on each player’s responsibility and the work of the team, as they can’t just think individually."

"The match was similar to yesterday. We played under pressure without any necessity. Errors are still our major weakness at the present time, but we hope to eliminate them. Today we were better at blocking and receiving", stated the Cuban captain, Lazaro Fundora.

Reider Lucas, the Cuban coach of the Guatemalans, expressed, "We knew we were meeting the strongest, most experienced and solid team of the tournament and we wanted the boys to play without any pressure and they did it. They were able to enjoy the match and get experience in a competition and against a team of this level."

The captain, Gerardo Gonzalez, admitted, "We are honoured to have played against a team like Cuba. We enjoyed meeting them; it was a great show and confirmed their top level." (Taken from Cuba Si)

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