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Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Korea beat Canada 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-15) - duration 1:07
01-Sep, start time: 17:00, end time: 18:07 - Attendance: 3,900
Korea still unbeaten after win over Canada
Korea is still unbeaten after three match days of the 2002 Women's World Championship. The Asians won their third preliminary match defeating Canada in straight sets. The almost 4,000 spectators in the Schwerin- and Kongresshalle saw a well playing Korean team. Canada was defeated for the second time. The Korean coach missed the variety of combinations in the match against Romania, but on Sunday the Koreans played all their trumps: variable defense and fast attacks on the net.
The beginning of the first set was very equal; none of the two teams took the lead. Only after two of the Canadian attacks failed, the team of Hoa Suk Ryu took the lead. The substitution of Kimberly Exner didn't change anything. The Asians lead by eight points at the second technical time out. The Canadian team played hectically and lost the first set with 11-25.
The Canadians were still unsure of themselves in the beginning of the second set. A wrong rotation of the Canadian caused the lead of Korea with 8-3. The fighting of Canada was not enough to be a danger to the Olympic eighth. The Korean team won the second set with 25-19.
The team of captain Anne-Marie Lemieux tried everything in the third set. However the Korean continued to play consequently and used their first match ball. They won the set with 25-15.
Korea is the only undefeated team in Pool B now and is sailing to the second round of this 24 teams event here in Germany. Almost all Korean players entered the court against Canada and only So-Yun Chang ended in double figures (10 points). Canadian Jenny Rauh was as strong as her Korean opponent and also scored 10 points.