Superb López allows Cuba a major upset over China


Great perfomance by Cuba's López for the first win of his side

Resistencia, Argentina, August 15, 2015 - Last World Championship silver medalists China began their campaign in the competition with a loss on the hands of Cuba. The Caribbean side prevailed 3-1 (25-15, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22) and celebrated for the first time in Argentinean soil.

Miguel Ángel López shone as the best in Cuba with 20 kills and he was also in charge of the final point. Teammate Ismel Pelayo and José Romero González joined him with 10 points each.

On the Chinese side, Yu Yuantai completed 18 spikes, while middle-blocker Tao Zixuan and reserve player Zhou Liying were behind with 13 conquests apiece. However, Cuba did better in all scoring departments and that enabled the win.

It will be a sweet rest for Cuba now, as they don’t have any action scheduled on Sunday. China will continue their roll against Mexico in the first game of Day 3.


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