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link to: Official 2002 World Championship website
Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Cuba beat Egypt 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-13) - duration 0:56
02-Sep, start time: 17:00, end time: 17:56 - Attendance: 1,100
Cuba gave Egypt a hard volleyball lesson
Cuba won the match against Egypt handsomely in three sets in a World Championship record time of 56 minutes. Cuban coach Felipe Calderon used this opportunity to give the younger players a chance to play. Now, Cuba is moving closer to the second round, while Egypt is eliminated from the World Championship.
It was an easy afternoon for titleholder Cuba here in the Sport and Congress Halle of Schwerin. The team of coach Calderon finally found back the way of playing after the escape against Canada and is close the second place in Pool B. Egypt is still waiting for the first set win at the Volleyball World Championship and now doesn't have any chance to move to the second round anymore.
Calderon changed his playing system. Next to setter Liana Mesa he gave Anniara Sanchez the opportunity to lead the team. Therefore the Cubans played with three attackers on the net all the time. The 18 years old Anniara Sanchez seemed to like the responsibility. The score at the second technical time out was 16-8. Yoslan Munoz, who was on court at this World Championship for the first time, killed the set ball.
Sanchez had to stay on the bench in the second set, but attacker Yaima Ortitz gained her first experience at this World Championship. With an attack from behind the three meter line her team took the lead with 10-5. The Egyptian team fought hard and could close the gap to two points. The Olympic Champion of Sydney kept cool and won this set with 25-13.
The second of the FIVB World Ranking gave the opponents from Northern Africa a volleyball lesson the third set. The team of coach Hesham Badrawy didn't make a block point at all and therefore the Cubans hit just the way the wanted. Rosir Calderon used her playing time and took the lead for her team with good services. The titleholder won the last set handsomely with 25-13.
Tournament best scorers leader Yumilka Ruiz played all sets, but only scored 7 points. Nancy Carrilo de la Paz was the best scorer with 13 points.