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Cuba continue build up to Women's World Champs

Despite a brave effort, Peru could not contain the aggresive Cuban attack in the finals of the Telefonica Cup in Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru, April 21, 2010 – Cuba continued their build up to the FIVB Women’s World Championship on Sunday as they beat Peru 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-22) in the finals of the Telefonica Cup in Lima, Peru in front of 3,000 spectators.

Peru, who are also preparing for the World Championships from October 29 - November 14 in Japan, were constantly asking questions of Cuba, but could not tame the visitor’s aggressive game.

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Argentina and Uruguay also took part in the tournament and finished third and fourth respectively.

Peru started the game well and picked up the first set 25-21 and looked to have the game under control as they marched to a 24-23 lead in the second. However, Cuba retaliated with two powerful serves from Kenia Carcases to win the set 26-24, bringing the match level.

The third set proved decisive, with a demotivated Peru struggling against a resurgent Cuba, who won 25-15 before going on to take the match with a 25-22 victory in the final set.

Final positions:
1. Cuba
2. Peru
3. Argentina
4. Uruguay.
 
Results of the tournament:
First Day
Cuba 3-0 Argentina (25-12, 25-20, 25-14)
Peru 3-0 Uruguay (25-11, 25-13, 25-10)
Second Day
Cuba 3-0 Uruguay (25-6, 25-20, 25-22)
Peru 3-0 Argentina (25-14, 25-11, 25-11)
Third Day
Argentina 3-0 Uruguay 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-15)
Cuba 3-0 Peru 1: (21/25, 26/24, 25/15, 25/22)


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