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27-05-2016

PANAMERICAN CUP SILVER FOR ARGENTINA AFTER STUNNING CUBA COME-BACK

Mexico DF, Mexico, May 27, 2016 - Argentina finished winning the Silver Medal after a stunning come-back from Cuba to win the Men’s Pan American Cup Gold medal match 3-2 (30-32, 20-25, 25-23, 25-18, 19-17) at the Olympic Gymnasium Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City.

Cuba recovered from a 0-2 set deficit to claim the Gold over Argentina. Cuba has reached the final match on two occasions, winning them both. In stats, Cuba outnumbered Argentina 72-62 in kills and 8-7 in blocks; while Argentina did better in aces with 8-3 advantage. Cuba committed 32 errors and Argentina 42.

Actions began with a slow rhythm, both teams were cautious performing. It was Cuba that took the initiative with Argentina reacting after the second technical time-out. However Argentina’s reaction was aggressive winning a spectacular first set and charging on Cuba’s defence in the second set. Cuba pocketed the other half of the match while storming in every skill. A series of failed serves and unforced errors from both sides took set five to the edge.

Abrahan Alfonso topped Cuba’s scorers with 28 points, on 26 kills and 2 service points and Javier Concepción contributed with 14 points. Argentina had in Bruno Lima its top scorer with 29 points, on 27 kills and 2 blocks, followed by Nicolas Lazo with 20 points, on 19 kills and one ace; and Fabian Flores scored 10 points.

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