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Bulgaria overcomes Cuba with spectacular comeback

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, September 12, 2017 – Bulgaria staged a remarkable comeback to edge Cuba in seven sets keeping the Caribbean team winless after three rounds at the 2017 FIVB Women's U23 World Championship.

Bugaria erased a 0-3 deficit and went on to claim their third victory in Pool B at Hala Tivoli on Tuesday. Cuba took the first three sets 15-10, 15-12, 15-11 only to see Bulgaria recovering to dominate the rest of the way 15-10, 15-10, 15-11, 15-6 in one hour and 36 minutes.

Bulgaria remains undefeated at 3-0 staying on track in the race for a ticket to the semifinals of the championship. They've dropped a point and trail Brazil in the standings of Pool B..

The seventh was a walkover, as Bulgaria flew to a 5-0 lead and extended the lead to 8-2 when the teams switched courts.

Silvana Chausheva with 18 points and Miroslava Paskova with 16 led the Bulgarian onslaught. Ailama Cese and Heidy Casanova each scored 15 for Cuba.