FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

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China seal eighth win with Cuba victory


The venue was packed for China's clash with Cuba on Saturday

Luohe, China June 23, 2012 - China clinched a sensational five-set (22-25?25-16?25-22?23-25, 15-9) win over Cuba on the second day of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in front of their home fans in Luohe on Saturday?

The hosts had a slow start in the opening set before bouncing back after the second technical time out. The ae thn went point by point before a number of Chinese offensive errors saw the Cubans pick up the set.

The second set started badly for the hosts as they went down 3-1. A couple of Cuban errors saw China come back into the match. China then kept the advantage throughout before Fan Linlin’s service and then a block from Xu Yunli saw the home side draw level at 1-1
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China scored a quick five points to begin the third, but Cuba eventually caught them, going even at 21-all. However, China again pulled ahead to take the set 25-22.

The pressure of the fourth set got to China as they dropped a number of points at crucial points to errors. Gifting the set to Cuba.

However, the hosts took a 6-0 lead in the fifth and stayed ahead to clinch their eighth win.

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