Cuba-Russia Split in Volleyball

Cuba is tied for first place spirited by the center net play of Robertlandy Simon, the team captain. Photo: www.jit.cu
Cuba is tied for first place spirited by the center net play of Robertlandy Simon, the team captain. Photo: www.jit.cu

HAVANA TIMES, June 21 — Cuba managed a weekend split with the tough Russian men’s volleyball team to remain on top of Group C in World Volleyball League play with a 3-1 record, tied with Russia. The games drew a packed house at the Sports City Arena in Havana.

Both Friday’s 3-2 win (25-18, 25-27, 22-25, 25-23, 15-11) and the 3-2 loss on Saturday (21-25, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 13-15) could have gone either way with the tie-breaker sets deciding.

Cuba’s next rival will be Japan —which lost 3-1 to Bulgaria on Saturday— before going on the road to Bulgaria, which it surprisingly swept on the league’s opening weekend in Havana.

With both Cuba and Russia receiving their first loss, the only undefeated team in the league is now Brazil (4-0) which swept Finland in Group D play.

For more information on the World Volleyball League check out the home page at: http://www.fivb.org/EN/volleyball/competitions/WorldLeague/2009/?Tourn=WL2009



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day
Picture 1 of 1

Emerging from the ruins in Cruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba.  By Jesus Fernandez Garnier (Cuba).  Camera: Motorola e5 cruise

Submit your pictures to our Photo of the Day section
You don’t have to be a professional photographer, just send an image (in black and white or color), with a photo caption indicating where it was taken (city and country), type of camera or cell you used, and a small description about it.
Note: it is better for our format if you send horizontal orientation pictures. Even square will work but vertical is a problem.
Send your picture with your name and birth country, or where you reside, to this email address: [email protected]