Friday, March 25, 2005
Volleyball report - Major upset
A major upset occurred in the Sao Paolo Beach Volleyball Tournament seminfinals when Estonia took a hotly contested contest from heavily favored Cuba. With the match tied at two games each and the Cubans serving match point, Estonian setter Bebe Luffrau accused her Cuban counterpart of tossing sand in the Estonian's bikini. We judges checked very closely - VERY closely – but were unable to settle the point. A melee broke out and police had to be called. The Cuban star Mariele chose that moment to announce she was seeking asylum, and the Estonians won by forfeit. Sunday's finals will pit the upstart Estonians against the winner of the Benin-Guam match.