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Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Romania beat Canada 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-22) - duration 1:15
02-Sep, start time: 19:30, end time: 20:45 - Attendance: 690
Romania still has a chance to move to second round after winning against Canada
Romania continued their success of Sunday against Egypt and still have chances to move to the second round after the 3-0 victory against Canada. On Tuesday, four teams will fight to clinch the last two second round tickets: Cuba, Romania, Canada and The Netherlands. Korea is the only team of Pool B of the Women's World Championship, which has already qualified to the second round.
Both teams knew how important the match would be and played carefully and nervously in the beginning. The score 17-17 underlines that no teams played full power but tried not to run a risk. Finally it was Romania who took the lead by three points with good services. They didn't lose the lead anymore.
The Canadian players was completely unsure of themselves in the beginning of the second set and was down soon (2-6). The experienced Romanian attackers killed a lot of balls on the other side of the net and won the set 25-18.
There was a lot of fighting in the third set. The team of coach Lorne Sawula had the better start. The score at the first technical time out was 8:6. The two points lead didn't give them enough self-confidence and the Canadians still made mistakes in defence and receiving. Mirella Corjeutanu converted the first match ball to the final score of 25-22.
Mirella Corjeutanu and Cristina Parvwas the best scorer with 13 points each.