F I V B  FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
PRESS RELEASE 14.03.2003

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Cuba overpowers Mexico

Learning from a mistake committed 24 hours earlier, Coach Luis Felipe Calderon did not run any risk. He sent his best team to the court since the very beginning and Cuba used all its power to blank Mexico 3-0 in a one-sided match. The trio of Yumilka Ruiz, Zoila Barros and Nancy Carrillo proved to be too strong against the young team of Mexico and guided Cuba to its second victory of the four team event. The score was 25-20, 25-17 and 25-20. The day before, Cuba lost to USA in five sets when Calderon kept his ace and captain Ruiz on the bench until the third set which was a little bit too late and could not contain the impulse of their rivals. Cuba finished the regular series with 2-1 record and will meet Mexico (1-2) in the semifinal round, while USA (3-0) will entertain Dominican Republic. CUB: Yumilca Ruiz, Nancy Carrillo, Yama Ortiz, Katia Guevara, Lama mesa and Zoila Barros. MEX: Yendy Cortina, Migdalel Ruiz, Selena Barajas, Bibiana Candelas, Blanca Chan and Claudia Rodríguez.


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