Cuba reaches semifinals of the 14th Men´s Pan American Volleyball Cup

Havana, Cuba - Cuba advanced directly to the semifinals of the 14th Men´s Pan American Volleyball Cup, which runs until June 21st in Colima, Mexico, where the quarterfinal matches will take place today.

The squad coached by former setter Nicolas Vives achieved its third win after defeating 3-0 (25-11, 25-15 and 25-10) Suriname, and they topped Group A unbeaten.

Yohan Armando Leon, top scorer of the match with 15 points, excelled for Cubans and was supported by Jesus Herrera (11) and Miguel Angel Lopez (10), while Zefanio Breinburg (7) was Suriname´s best scorer.

The host squad also advanced directly and undefeated to semis when beating 3-0 (25-23, 25-23 and 25-18) Puerto Rico, in match for Pool B, according to the tournament website.

Chile (C), third best leader in the preliminary round, will be in the quarterfinals today, as well as Argentina, Puerto Rico and USA, runners-up of Pools A, B and C, respectively.

The quarterfinal matches will be Chile-Puerto Rico and Argentines versus Americans and the winners will face Cuba and Mexico, in that same order, in semifinals.

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