Cuba vs. the United States today in the semi-finals

Havana, September 2 (ACN) The Cuban women’s volleyball team will face the United States today in the semifinals of the North, Central American and Caribbean Continental Championship (NORCECA) in Quebec, Canada, which is being held until tomorrow at PEPS’ Amphitéatre Desjardins – Université Laval .

According to the website www.norceca.net, the students of coach Levis Garcia advanced to that important stage by defeating Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-22) in the quarter-finals, a result that guaranteed a discussion of a place in the final match against The unbeaten Americans are the leaders of Group B.

Garcia said after the conclusion of the match: “Today we are very happy with the team, despite the injuries and all the complications we have experienced since the last six match in Santo Domingo.”

He added: We spoke with the players and made a tactical move that succeeded 100 percent. The group’s fighting spirit continues to grow as they unite as a family. We are very happy, but our respect is for Puerto Rico, which has a good level and plays a lot. Today things went in our favor.”

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In the Key B qualifiers, the American team defeated the Cubans 3-0 (25-8, 25-17 and 25-14).

The United States obtained a ticket to qualify directly to the semi-finals, as well as Canada, which was also undefeated in the first division, and it is the team that will meet on Saturday in the other semi-final match with the Dominican Republic, the winner of the quarter-finals 3-0 (25-17). , 25-10 and 25-12) from Mexico.

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Fifth place in the competition will also be decided on Saturday by a challenge between Mexico and Puerto Rico, with the loser competing for fourth place with Costa Rica.

The seven teams participating in the Canadian competition do so with their main characters, distributing points for the Noresica classification, a list with which Cuba has already secured its ticket to the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile 2023.

It also coincided with the announcement by the United States and Canada that they would not participate in the multi-sport event in Chile.

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