Dutch come back from two sets down to beat Cuba


Netherlands celebrate the victory

Bratislava, Slovakia, June 25, 2016 - Netherlands came back from two sets down to beat Cuba 3-2 (23-25, 14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-12) and to win second match in Bratislava while Cuba lost all three games in Slovakia.

Cuba started extremely well and lead 8-1 after Alfonso Gavilan Abrahan hit the ace. Netherlands came back, started to push with service and Maarten Van Garderen helped his team to first lead in this match 15-14. Cuba finally won opening set 25-23 when Abrahan finished nice rally with great spike.

The second set was completely under the control of Cuban players and they won it 25-14.

Netherlands started to play and they led 18-13 in the third set. But then captain Rolando Cepeda helped with service and his team levelled up at 22-all. Netherlands, however,  finally won this set 25-23 and jumped back on board.

Cuba lead 14-11 in fourth, but lost concentration, Netherlands used it and turned the score to 17-15. "Oranjes" finally won this set again 25-23 and the match had to be decided in tie-break.

Dutch players had the last set under their control completing fantastic run from two sets down.


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