Jasim, Haider help hosts Bahrain sweep Cuba


Riffa, Bahrain, August 26, 2017 - Bahrain outplayed Cuba in straight sets (25-23, 25-16, 25-16) on Saturday in the classification match for 13th place-16th place of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at Isa City Sports Hall.

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Mohamed Jasim and Hasan Haider led the host team, scoring 15 points and 13 points respectively. Lazaro Yoelvis Brunet was the top scorer for Cuba with 13 points.

Bahrain established good composure in the match, by organising their offence well, and scoring off a total of 32 attacks compared to Cuba’s 26 spikes. The hosts also connected with their well-timed blocks to challenge the attack of Cuba’s tall players, converting a total of 12 points from deflections. The Norceca side had the talent and skill in their roster, but they needed to step up on floor defence to respond to the competition’s service pressure. Cuba also suffered from unforced errors, which the hosts clearly took advantage of in terms of momentum.


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