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American Cup M: Venezuela won bronze medal

by WoV
source: norceca.net

Venezuela defeated Canada in straight sets 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 to win the Bronze Medal at the I Men’s Final Four Cup.



Highly motivated for the rematch against Canada and coming win-less from the preliminary round, Venezuela took control from start to finish. Canada pushed hard but came downhill engaging mistakes to finish in fourth place.

Venezuela was better than Canada offensively with a 42-30 advantage and also in aces by 5-2. They broke even in the blocking area and unforced errors by 9 and 19 respectively.

Luis Arias was the top scorer with 13 points for Venezuela, accompanied by Carlos Paez, Hector Salerno and Daniel Escobar with 10 points apiece. Canada’s Jeremie Lortie finished with 10 points.

Overall this was a good preparation for us, it was a good match and Canada performed well. My team showed improvement from the first match and we’re very pleased with the bronze medal” indicated Venezuela’s captain Luis Arias.

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