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Cuba to face Peru today in Women´s U20 Pan Am Volleyball Cup

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Cuba to face Peru today in Women´s U20 Pan Am Volleyball CupHAVANA, Cuba, May 15 (acn) Cuba will face the local side today in the closing day of the group stage of the 2019 Women´s U20 Pan American Volleyball Cup, running until next Saturday at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum, in Lima, Peru.

After they both defeated Guatemala and Honduras, Cubans and Peruvians will look for the victory that will guarantee them to finish on top of Pool B and advance directly to semifinals.
The Caribbean squad beat 3-0 (25-4, 25-11 and 25-10) Guatemala and also 3-0 (25-4, 25-14 and 25-19) Honduras, while the host team defeated always in straight sets Honduras (25-7, 25-11 and 25-15) and Guatemala (25-13, 25-5 and 25-9), in that order.
In their last match versus Honduras, Cuba´s best player was Yaimaris Garcia, top scorer of the game with 15 points, who was supported by Ivy May Vila (12) and Ailama Cese (11), according to the website of the tournament.
Meanwhile, in the results of Pool A, Puerto Rico beat 3-2 (26-24, 19-25, 27-25, 17-25 and 15-13) Chileans, whom had lost 0-3 (14-25, 16-25 and 17-25) on Monday to the Dominican Republic.
So, today there will also be an unbeaten match in this group A between the DR and Puerto Rico.
This is the last qualifying event to the Women's U20 World Championship to be held next July in Mexico.
Peru and the DR, due to their current position in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Ranking, are already qualified to that major feast, so the dispute for the solo ticket to the WC will be between Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras and Puerto Rico.
In the previous edition of 2017, the medals went to the United States (gold), Argentina (silver) and Cuba (bronze).
The historic medal table of these tournaments, with editions in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, has the DR as leader with one gold and two silver, followed by Peru, Mexico and USA (1-0-0), Argentina (0-2-0), Cuba (0-0-2) and Colombia and Chile (0-0-1) each.


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