MEXICALI, Mexico, August 21, 2007.- Russia came from behind in the third set and completed 3-0 victory over Cuba by scores of 25-16, 25-21, 28-26
Cuba seemed headed to the victory in the third set when leading 22-28, but the repetition of unforced errors betrayed the Caribbean team who is now 0-2 in Pool H after losing to Germany in five sets on Monday.
The Russians are now 2-0 combining their triumph today with the victory one day earlier, also in three sets, over Tunisia.
Ruslan Moskvin led Russia with 14 points and Sergei Burtsev and Alexey Yashchishin each contributed 10 points for the winners.
Cubans Armando Danger and Rolando Cepeda recorded 14 and 11 points respectively.
The Russians capitalized the multiple errors of Cuba on serving and attacking to win the first two sets by wide margin.
In the third set, however, the Cubans improved their blocking causing difficulties to the Russian side, but at the end the mistakes returned and it was impossible mission for the Cuba team.
The losers committed a total of 33 unforced errors in opposition to only 18 by the Russian side and that category was decisive in the outcome of the contest.