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World Grand Prix 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Cuba beat U.S.A. 3-2 (28-26, 18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-11) - duration 1:58
26-Jul, start time: 16:04, end time: 18:02 - Attendance: 3,450
CUBA beat USA 3-2(28:26,18:25,25:20,19:25,15:11),Duration 1 hr 58 mins.
After having taken one set each, the 3rd set became crucial for both teams if they wish to continue leading and win the match thought of the , one the one the one the all at Miaoli Venue. USA kept taking advantage of CUB'S weak defense while CUB kept leading took the 3rd set by minor points. Contrary to the 3rd set , USA improved their blocking and successfully blocked CUB's strong attacks, and therefore, kept leading with distant points till the 2nd technical timeout, USA after took the 4th set. The deciding set was keep and exciting. Points were taken equally by each team. Finally, CUB took the chance to break through the situation with their superior attacks and servings and won the match.