With the tournament drawing to a close, the action on Friday night was intense and the play high quality. The best is yet to come with our finalists now decided.
In the semi-finals, the three-time Olympic champions Cuba overcame Puerto Rico in four sets (23:25, 25:17, 25:19, 25:22) and are ready for the final battle against Dominican Republic on Saturday.
“Our services were the key to our victory”, couch Juan Carlos Gala said, while Puerto Rico’s Vilmarie Mojica stated: “We started well but in the end we made too many untimely errors”.
The other finalist, the Dominican Republic earned a 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-15) victory against Canada and proved to be a tough team to defeat.
FIVB Hero and captain of the team, Milagros Cabral, said: “We followed our game plan and the objective was to keep focused every second of the match. And we really did it.”
The other matches on Saturday will be Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago for 7th and 8th places, Costa Rica vs. Mexico for 5th and 6th places and Puerto Rico vs. Canada for 3th and 4th places.
The final match is almost here and is certain to be very emotional. Only one team will grab the ultimate prize: a ticket to London! Who will it be?