The Netherlands claimed its first victory against Cuba in Macau, China for the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix. The Duth defeated the Cubans in 3 straight sets, (3-0), 25-20, 25-14, 25-11.
It was an exciting opening set where both teams tried to outsmart one another. But the Dutch capitalized their play in the middle and left the Cubans, 25-20. The second and third set favored the Dutch with their solid blocks while the Cubans continued to make many errors in their reception and bad passes. Likewise, Netherlands showcased their attacks from the outside and sealed the match 25-14, 25-11 respectively.