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Poland hand Cuba first defeat of World League

Poland's spiking helped hand Cuba their first loss of the 2010 FIVB World League on Sunday morning

Havana, Cuba, June 19, 2010 - Poland handed Cuba their first defeat of the 2010 FIVB World League with a 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-12) win over the hosts on Saturday in Havana.

Cuba suffered in the opening set with a number of service errors and were not successful in blocking. Poland managed four points from their blocking and finally went ahead early to win the set.

Cuba dominated the second set before Poland rallied back at the end to allow them to briefly take the lead and the win over an unlucky Cuban side.

In the third set, Poland emerged determined to finish the game and dominated giving the Cubans huge problems with their receptions. With Cuba exhausted, the visitors took the set to see out the game following a pulsating match.

It is Poland's third victory this year, while Cuba will depart on their Intercontinental Round tour with five wins and one loss.

Poland will host Argentina next weekend, while Cuba travel to Germany.


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