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Russia ride high-scoring Mikhaylov past tough Cuban squad

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Hamamatsu, Japan, November 29, 2011 – Second-placed Russia took their 6-1 record into a tough match against Cuba in third-round play of the 2011 FIVB Men’s World Cup on Tuesday. They won the match 3-1 (25-23, 25-27, 25-18, 25-12) thanks to Maxim Mikhaylov, who put on a scoring clinic.

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Russia’s captain Khtey celebrates a point during their win over Cuba

Mikhaylov led Russia in scoring, as he has throughout this World Cup, this time putting up 28 points. Cuba’s Fernando Hernandez Ramos, the tournament’s second-leading scorer with 135 points going into this match, added 17 points to that total. Russia had 13 blocks in the contest, with Mikhaylov and Alexander Volkov posting four each. 

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