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Cuba beat China at women's volleyball Grand Prix Macao leg
2007-08-19 09:27:33 Xinhua English

MACAO, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Cuba beat China 3-1 at the Macao leg of the 2007 women's volleyball Grand Prix here on Sunday.

The 20-year-old young talent Xu Yunli returned to China's starting line-up, adding fresh power to the team's attack force.

The Cubans, however, dominated the net and managed to survive a22-24 groom to clinch the first set by 26-24.

Both sides displayed desperation to win the match and the Chinese took advantage of several mistakes made by the opponents to win the second set by 25-23.

Cuba regained their pace in the third set to win by 25-22 and China's rookie spiker Sun Xiaoqing failed to bring the victory hope for the team when she stayed in the line-up for most of the fourth set.

The Cubans won the fourth set by 25-20 to seal the victory.

The Netherlands beat the United States 3-1 earlier in the day to grasp the title of the Macao leg with a three-match winning streak.

China, Cuba and the US ranked the second to the fourth place at the leg by counting the score difference.

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