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Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Dominican Rep. beat Kenya 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-21) - duration 1:19
02-Sep, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:19 - Attendance: 801
First victory of Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic had to wait three days before celebrating the first victory of the Women's World Championship. The Carabbeans defeated Kenya in straight sets.
At the beginning of the first set Kenya was more focused and quickly led 4-1. Dominican Republic caught up and thanks to some very nice attacks they turned the table (8-6). In the middle of the set no team was able to gain a big lead, but the spectators were happy to follow some rather long rallies. Kenya tried to stand its ground against the forceful attacks by showing a strong fighting spirit. The Dominican Republic managed to maintain the lead (16-15) up to the end and won the set 25-20.
The attack lines of both teams were dominating in the beginning of the second set with an equal balance of power. The Dominican Republic led 8-7 at the first technical time-out, Kenya took oer the lead at 16-14 at the second technical time-out. It continued to be an even match. Only towards the end Dominican Republic managed to gain a tiny lead and then grabbed the second set with 25-20.
During the third set the spectators at "ergas arena" cheered both teams on and additionally motivated the players. Dominican Republic played well focused and led 8-5 at the first technical time-out. The Carabbeans further widened the gap (16-11) and secured the victory by winning the the third set easily with 25-21.
Kenyan Violet Barasa was the best scorer of the match with 16 points. Dominican attacker Nurys Arias Done was the best player on the Dominican Republic with 15 points