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Cuba and Colombia to battle for title at Pan Am Cup

 
Havana, Cuba, April 2, 2017 – Hosts Cuba will play Colombia for the gold medal at the U18 Girls' Pan American Cup following five-set semifinal victories over Argentina and the Dominican Republic, respectively, at Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum of Havana on Saturday.

Cuba edged Argentina in a roller-coaster contest 3-2 (20-25, 27-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-11) while Colombia came all the way back from losing the first two sets to stun the Dominican Republic 3-2 (10-25, 22-25, 25-16, 28-26, 15-11).

Sunday’s action features three matches starting with the contest between Mexico and Chile for the fifth position followed by the bronze and gold medal battles.

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Ailama Cese (12) had 24 points in the victory of Cuba over Argentina on Saturday night  

Elizabeth Vicet and Ailama Cesé registered 26 and 24 points, respectively, as solid cornerstones of the Cuban attack while Ivy Vila and Yamisleidys Viltres contributed 12 and 11 in the victory. Argentina’s top scorers were Sofia Meinardi (17) and Martina Delucchi (16).

Manuela Ibarguen led the Colombian sensational comeback with 22 points, followed by Ana Olaya and Valerin Carabalí with 16 and 12, respectively, in the victory.

Dominican Madeline Guillen topped all the players in the match with 28 points while teammates Yaneirys Rodriguez and Yanlis Feliz added 14 and 12, respectively, in the losing effort.

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Colombia scored a major upset with a come-from-behind victory over Dominican Republic

Earlier on Saturday, Uruguay claimed a seesaw 3-2 (25-22, 16-25, 25-17, 21-25, 15-12) victory over Guatemala for the ninth position and Puerto Rico swept Costa Rica 3-0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-21) in the contest for the seventh place.

Colombia from South America plus Cuba and Mexico from NORCECA have already claimed their tickets from the Pan Am Cup to the 2017 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship to be held 18-27 August in Argentina.

Top Scorer by Day
33- Sofia Victoria of Puerto Rico v Chile on 28-3-17
25- Ailama Cese of Cuba v Colombia on 29-3-17
21- Yaneirys Rodriguez of Dominican Republic v Mexico on 30-3-17
22- Tamara Espinoza of Costa Rica v Uruguay on 31-3-17
28- Madeline Guillen of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 1-4-17

Best Scoring Performances
33- Sofia Victoria of Puerto Rico v Chile on 28-3-17
28- Madeline Guillen of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 1-4-17
26- Beatriz Novoa of Chile v Puerto Rico on 28-3-17
26- Elizabeth Vicet of Cuba v Argentina on 1-4-17
25- Ailama Cese of Cuba v Colombia on 29-3-17

Best Blocking Performances
7- Mesalina Yosil of Dominican Republic v Mexico on 30-3-17
6- Valerin Carabali of Colombia v Cuba on 29-3-17
5- Sofia Victoria of Puerto Rico v Chile on 28-3-17
5- Daniela Tornoe of Guatemala v Uruguay on 30-3-17
5- Valerin Carabali of Colombia v Mexico on 31-3-17
5- Yamisleiydis Viltres of Cuba v Chile on 31-3-17
5- Darlevis Mosquera of Colombia v Dominican Republic on 1-4-17

Best Serving Performances
4- Hennesys Lalane of Dominican Republic v Guatemala on 29-3-17
4- Yamisleydis Viltres of Cuba v Colombia on 29-3-17
4- Natalia Rodriguez of Uruguay v Guatemala on 30-3-17
4- Tamara Espinoza of Costa Rica v Uruguay on 31-3-17
4- Beatriz Saenz of Costa Rica v Uruguay on 31-3-17
4- Yamelis Mojica of Puerto Rico v Guatemala on 31-3-17
4- Elizabeth Vicet of Cuba v Chile on 31-3-17
4- Yanlis Feliz of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 1-4-17
4- Elizabeth Vicet of Cuba v Argentina on 1-4-17

Best Team Blocking Performances
15- Dominican Republic v Mexico on 30-3-17
14- Colombia v Mexico on 31-3-17
14- Colombia v Dominican Republic on 1-4-17
12- Puerto Rico v Chile on 28-3-17
12- Uruguay v Guatemala on 30-3-17

Best Team Serving Performances
16- Cuba v Colombia on 29-3-17
14- Costa Rica v Uruguay on 31-3-17
11- Uruguay v Guatemala on 30-3-17
10- Cuba v Costa Rica on 28-3-17
10- Mexico v Uruguay on 29-3-17
10- Dominican Republic v Guatemala on 29-3-17
10- Cuba v Chile on 31-3-17

Highest Scoring Sets
28-26 Chile v Argentina (3rd Set) on 29-3-17
28-26 Colombia v Dominican Republic (4th Set) on 1-417
27-25 Mexico v Colombia (2nd Set) on 31-3-17
27-25 Cuba v Argentina (2nd Set) on 1-4-17
26-24 Uruguay v Guatemala (3rd Set) on 30-3-17

Highest Scoring Matches
210- Chile d Puerto Rico 3-2 (25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 25-16, 18-16) on 28-3-17
207- Cuba d Argentina 3-2 (20-25, 27-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-11) on 1-4-17
205- Uruguay d Guatemala 3-2 (23-25, 20-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-6) on 30-3-7
203- Uruguay d Guatemala 3-2 (25-22, 16-25, 25-17, 21-25, 15-12) on 1-4-17
203- Colombia d Dominican Rep. 3-2 (10-25, 22-25, 25-16, 28-26, 15-11) on 1-4-17
195- Costa Rica d Uruguay 3-2 (25-22, 25-12, 22-25, 17-25, 15-7) on 31-3-17

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