Cuba overcome Argentina in World League opening


LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 4, 2010 - Cuba began its FIVB World League with a 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18) victory over Argentina in front of more than 10,000 fans at home in Havana on Friday.


Wilfredo Leon led five Cubans in double figures with 17 points. Joandry Leal added 15 and Osmany Camejo, Robertlandy Simon and Fernando Hernandez each charted 10 points.


Friday’s opening match saw 4,500 excited fans see Russia defeat Olympic Champions USA 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-14) at home in Ekaterineburg.


Dmitry Musersky scored 13 points on his debut for Russia and he was followed by Taras Khtey and Yury Berezhko with 12 and 11 points respectively. Matthew Anderson led USA with 9 points.