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Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Korea beat Netherlands 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-22) - duration 1:12
02-Sep, start time: 14:03, end time: 15:15 - Attendance: 700
Korea in second round after demolishing Dutch team
Korea reached the second round of the 2002 Women's World Championship: After a 3-0 victory against The Netherlands, the Asians are almost sure of the first position in Pool B in Schwerin. The only thing Korea still has to do is defeat Egypt on Tuesday. The Netherlands had to much espect for the still unbeat leader, just as in match against Cuba on Sunday.
Korea had a hard beginning. Middle blocker Ingrid Visser attacked just the way she wanted to. Soon the "Orange squad" ws leading 5-1. But the Dutch were in difficulties because of their own mistakes. The Asians came up to 11-11. No team could take the lead until 19-19. In the end it was the team of coach Hoa-Suk Ryu who won the set.
The Korean coach started the beginning of the second set with his successful starting six. After some problems in the beginning all the Asians attacks were finally successful. The Asians won set two with 25-18.
Korea took the lead by two points at the score of 4-4 in the third set with precise services. The team of captain Ingrid Visser came up to 18-18, but this was not enough to put Korea in danger.
Korea secured a place in the second round, while The Netherlands has to defeat Canada on Tuesday to reach the next stage too.
Min-Jung Ku of Korea and the Dutch Francien Huurman both topped the best scorers list with 18 points. Ingrid Visser made 15 points.