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Cuba wins 2019 Men´s U21 Pan American Volleyball Cup

Havana, May 13.- Cuba won the title of the 2019 Men´s U21 Pan American Volleyball Cup with stage at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum, in Lima, Peru.

According to the website of the contest, the undefeated Cuban side beat 3-0 (25-19, 25-22 and 29-27) Canada in the final.

The top scorer of the match was Canadian Xander Ketrznski, who accumulated 18 points, while Jose Romero (14), Jose Miguel Gutierrez (13) and Julio Cardenas (11) stood out for the winning team.

Cuba reached the final with four previous wins, all 3-0, over the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and USA in the qualifying stage, and also 3-0 over Chile in semifinals.

Puerto Rico earned the bronze medal by beating 3-0 (25-20, 25-17 and 25-16) Chile, thus grabbing the only ticket the tournament granted to the world championship of the category, scheduled to take place from next July 18-27 in Manama, Bahrain.

Cuba and Canada had already earned their respective berths to the WC as they finished second and eighth, in that order, in the previous universal tournament. (acn)