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
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
"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)