CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, January 11, 2008.- Cuba finished in the third position at the NORCECA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament after prevailing against Canada by scores of 25-23, 25-23, 24-26, 25-23.
Rolando Jurquin and Robertlandy Simon led five Cuban players in double figures with 18 and 16 respectively. Henry Bell had 13 and Yoandry Leal and Raydel Corrales each had 11 tallies. Fred Winters, Chris Wolfenden and Dallas Soonias had 21, 19 and 16 points respectively for Canada.
“I want to thank all the fans of Puerto Rico for their great support,” said Orlando Samuels, the Cuban coach. “The match could have gone either way and nobody knows what could have happen in case of a fifth set.”