25. 08. 2019

Simón named MVP as Cuba Men win NORCECA Champions Cup, USA finish first in Women’s competition

Source: norceca.info; Photo: norceca.info

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Cuba Men and the USA Women have won the 2019 NORCECA Volleyball Champions Cup in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

 

The world-famous middle blocker Robertlandy Simón elevated the play of Cuba Men already in his first competition upon returning to the National Team. The Caribbean nation finished the 2019 NORCECA Champions Cup at the top spot with a 3-0 record after they defeated Canada in five sets, the USA by a 3-1 (25-19, 25-23, 22-25, 25-14) and finally, Puerto Rico in straight sets, partially 30-28, 25-17 and 25-22. Yohan León topped Cuba in a decisive match with 14 points, while Robertlandy Simón added 12. Jesús Herrera served 4 aces. Pedro Molina led Puerto Rico with 14 points. Simón was named MVP and Best Blocker of the tournament.

In Women’s competition, the hosts have beaten the Dominican Republic in a direct duel for the top spot in the tournament: 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 25-27, 25-22). The U.S. National Team finished at 3-0, while the Dominicans claimed the second place in the charts with a 2-1. The USA’s Simone Lee scored game-high 20 points, including 5 kill blocks. Yonkaira Peña made 16 points for the losing side. Sarah Wilhite Parsons, also from the USA, was named Most Valuable Player.

By the regulations, the winners of the 2019 NORCECA Champions Cup are about ot progress to the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier in January 2020. This means that Cuba will fight for the spot in Tokyo in male competition. Since the United States have secured the Tokyo berth in both competitions earlier, the Dominican Republic will go to the Women's Olympic Qualifier in January as the second-best team at the end of the tournament in Colorado Springs.

The second chance for the teams under NORCECA Volleyball Confederation to get the ticket for the continental qualifier in January is the NORCECA Continental Championship in Winnipeg, Canada. The Men will play on September 1-8 and in San Juan, Puerto Rico, while Women will compete on October 6-14. 

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