Cuba wins bronze in Final Six

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, August 26, 2023.- After losing the first set, the Cuban team made adjustments to win the next three and defeat Mexico in a tight match 3-1 (22-25, 25-17 , 25-17, 25-18) and take the bronze in the NORCECA Pan American Cup Final Six.

Diaris Pérez and Jessica Aguilera led the attack for Cuba followed by Laura Suarez and Ivy Vila with 11 points each. For Mexico, the top scorer was Grecia Castro with 22 points followed by Karen Rivera with 14.

Cuba outscored Mexico in spikes 49-42 and in blocks 15-4.

Gretell Moreno, captain of Cuba: It was a very difficult game, Mexico went out on the court to give it their all, I think they studied the first clash they had with us well and were able to come up with a tactic that cost us work at the beginning of the game but in general it was a good game where both teams won in development, which in the end was what we came to this competition for.

Joseline Landeros, captain of Mexico: We knew it was going to be a difficult match, we started well following the instructions and with a positive attitude and the cause of the result we had was not being able to close the sets.