|Cuba Remains Undefeated at Regional Women’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier
2012.05.01 - 09:45:21 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- Cuba defeated Costa Rica in straight sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-6) on Monday evening for their second victory in Pool B of the North, Central American and Caribbean (NORCECA) Women’s Olympic Volleyball Qualification Tournament that is underway in Tijuana, Mexico.
Yanelis Santos led the Cuban attack with 17 points —including 11 aces. Wilma Salas scored 10 units while Rosanna Giel, Yusidey Silie and Gyselle Silva contributed seven apiece.
“They caught us off balance in the first set but we were able to adjust and counterattack. We are very happy with the victory,” said team captain Silie.
In their first match on Sunday, the Cuban squad routed Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-15, 25-7, 25-12) as Yoana Palacios topped all scorers with 15 points and Yanelis Santos added 11.
On Tuesday, Cuba faces Mexico for the top spot of Pool B.