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World Grand Prix 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

U.S.A. beat Cuba 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 28-26) - duration 1:16
21-Jul, start time: 14:08, end time: 15:24 - Attendance: 4,100
USA defeated CUB 3:0 by powerful attack of No.1 Phipps Prikeba (25:21, 25:17, 28:26)
USA's head coach Japanese Toshiaki Yoshida:
"We played better than the previous matches here. However, we need a bit more experience on receiving. I think an uphill task still awaits us in the next meet in Taiwan. I dare not expect anything, but the improved game. If we can make it to the grand finals in Hong Kong, I cannot be sure of defending the title. We just have to maintain our level."

Cuba's head coach Calderon B. Felipe
"It's an upset match. I think we stand a chance to win the set, but we blew it away just because my players became more prone with receiving and spiking errors. Until now, I dare not say we could advance to the finals in Hong Kong."