Volleyball (f): Cuba's third setback in Final Six Tournament

Volleyball (f): Cuba's third setback in Final Six Tournament
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8 September 2022
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Havana, September 8 (ACN)-- The Cuban women's team suffered its third setback in the Final Six Volleyball Tournament, which will conclude on Saturday at the National Palace of this sport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The disciples of Tomas Fernandez fell this Wednesday 0-3 against the United States, with partials of 18-25, 25-27 and 17-25, after an hour and 17 minutes of play, in which they gave their rivals 25 points due to their own errors.

According to the website www.norceca.net, the Cubans were also worse in attack (35-41) and service (6-7), while Michelle Chatman's pupils, who committed 14 errors of their own, were only behind in blocking (4-5).

However, the top scorer of the match was the Caribbean Greisy Fine, with 16 points, 14 in attack and two in service, a performance with which she was the only Cuban with double digits.

The most outstanding for the United States were Stephanie Samedy (12/10-1-1), Veronica Perry (11/9-1-1) and Avery Skinner (11/10-0-1).

The team from the Greater Antilles debuted on Sunday with a 0-3 (19-25, 17-25 and 18-25) setback against the defending champion Dominican Republic, won on Monday 3-0 (25-15, 25-18 and 25-21) against Canada, and were defeated on Tuesday 2-3 (25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 25-17 and 12-15) by Mexico.

On Wednesday, Puerto Rico also defeated Mexico 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17) and tonight the undefeated Dominican Republic and Canada will face each other.

Pending the result between the Dominicans and the Canadians, the standings are led by the Quintana Roo women with 15 points and three consecutive victories, followed by the Americans (15/3-1), the Puerto Ricans (14/3-1), the Cubans (7/1-3), the Mexicans (3/1-3) and the Canadians (0/0-3).

This Thursday closes the round-robin preliminary stage, while on Friday the fifth place will be discussed and the semifinals will be held -first against fourth and second against third-, and on Saturday the medals will be discussed.

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