Alisha Glass and Foluke Akinradewo of USA team up for a block.
Okayama, Japan, September 1, 2005 – Reigning world champions the United States eased past Cuba 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-15) here Tuesday evening to lead the title contention at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup.
With their seventh victory in eight matches, the American women led the standings of the 12-team round robin tournament with 22 points at the end of the second round play in Okayama and Sendai.
Tetori Dixon had six kills, five blocks and two aces for the United States to capture the Most Impressive Player award with Kimberly Hill, Jordan Larson-Burbach adding nine and eight respectively. The American women reaped 11 points from blocking, compared with only four for Cuba.
Four-time World Cup winners Cuba, who had beaten Algeria in straight sets on Monday, slipped to a 2-6 record before the start of the third round competitions in Nagoya and Komaki on Friday. Regla Rainierys Gracia Gonzalez led the scoring of Cuba with 12 points.