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Russia Sweeps Cuba in Volleyball World League

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2011.07.07 - 13:28:17 /radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Havana, Cuba.- Russia swept Cuba 3-0 in the second game of the XXII Volleyball World League underway in the Polish city of Gdansk and is one step away from entering the Final Four stage.This was Cuba’s second loss in this final stage, after the one yesterday against Brazil 2-3 (25-18, 25-21, 16-25, 28-30 and 12-15). This time the scores were three consecutive 20-25 in 1 hour and 25 minutes, according to the event’s website.

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2011.07.07 - 13:28:17 /radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Havana, Cuba.- Russia swept Cuba 3-0 in the second game of the XXII Volleyball World League underway in the Polish city of Gdansk and is one step away from entering the Final Four stage.

This was Cuba’s second loss in this final stage, after the one yesterday against Brazil 2-3 (25-18, 25-21, 16-25, 28-30 and 12-15). This time the scores were three consecutive 20-25 in 1 hour and 25 minutes, according to the event’s website.

Despite losing by the same score the three sets, the Cubans only showed some resistance in the first one, when they arrived to the technical time-outs, 7-8 and 15-16. In the next two the scores were 5-8 and 13-16, and 5-8, 14-16, in that order.

The match statistics show that Cuban players made 23 unforced errors for 14 the Russians.

The Cuban best scorer was captain Wilfredo Leon with 12 points, while on the Russain side the best was Taras Khtei with 16, ánd Maxim Mikhaylov (12).

Now Cuba has no chance to continue in this event, since only two teams qualify for the Final Four, and Brazil and Russia has two wins a piece and they will face each other tomorrow. (ACN)

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