Cuba dominates Puerto Rico
VANCOUVER, Canada, January 10, 2020 - Cuba's opening match
of the tournament was a straight set victory over Puerto
Rico 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-19) on Friday night at the
Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.
Marlon Yant and Miguel Lopez finished with 13 and 10 points
for Cuba. Pelegrín Vargas had 10 for Puerto Rico.
"Today’s game was pretty good. We played our game,” said
Cuba’s coach Nicolas Vives. “I think we can play better than
we played today. Tomorrow we go against Canada which has a
great team. We’re going to be playing point by point and
we’re going to fight until the end.
Puerto Rican Maurice Torres regretted the many mistakes
committed by his team and blamed them for the loss.
"We just made way too many errors” Torres said. “You can
compete as much as you can until you start making errors
like we did. That’s what changed the entire match.”
Livan Rodriguez Osoria, captain of Cuba: "We’re going to be
ready for tomorrow which will define the qualification for
Tokyo. We are ready for tomorrow’s game. We can’t wait to
play against Canada. They’re a great team and we’ll be ready