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Cuba play giant-killers again, knocking off Brazil in five

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Hamamatsu, Japan, November 28, 2011 - Coming off an impressive victory against world No. 3 Italy on Sunday, No. 6 Cuba continued to play beyond their ranking by knocking off top-ranked Brazil 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12) on Monday in 2011 FIVB Men’s World Cup third round action


Cuba blocked well in the latter stages of their win against Brazil

Cuba’s leading scorer was Fernando Hernandez Ramos who notched 22. His captain Wilfredo Leon Venero put up 16 points. Isbel Mesa Sandobal had a great day on the defensive end with six of Cuba’s 15 blocks. Cuba was outblocked 8-1 in a disastrous first set, but in the other sets they were the superior blockers by a count of 14 to 6.

Leading Brazil in scoring was the captain Gilberto Godoy Filho (Giba) also with 21, many of those in critical moments. Brazil outscored Cuba 107-102 in the match, but still lost.

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