Sulian Matienzo and Daymara Lescay dazzled in their respective 13- and 12-point performance to lead Cuba in their second victory in Pool N. Kahina Arbouche and Safia Boukhima only managed to score nine and six points, respectively, for Tunisia.
Cuba showed extreme force in the first set as they dominated Algeria on all fronts 10-4. Cuba slowed down in the middle of the set as Algeria were able to cut the score to within one and a block tied the score at 18-all. Just when the Algerians have finally matched the tempo of the Cubans, the latter switched gears for a stronger attack scheme that dislodged the Algerian defence for a Cuban win 25-19.
Matienzo, Lescay and Melissa Vargas took care of the Cuban offence, hitting relentlessly from the flanks, leaving Algeria helpless on defence. Cuba secured the set and match 25-16 from an attack error from Arbouche.
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