Germany beat Mexico 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-19) - duration 1:08
03-Sep, start time: 20:30, end time: 21:38 - Attendance: 4,887 Germany in next round
Host Germany will stay in the 2002 Women's World Championship. The home squad defeated Mexico in straight sets and clinched the third position in Pool A. This was just enough to book a place among the best twelve teams of the world. The German players were much more self-confident than in the previous matches. Their powerful serves and attacks upset the Mexicans. The host team managed a clear lead of 19-11 and won the set 25-13, but Mexico's defence was not very effective. Germany got better and better and led 8-2. The German attackers hardly left an opportunity for the Mexican defense. The Mexicans could do nothing against the powerful German serves, their game seemed uncoordinated. Germany dominated and extended the lead to win the set 25-14. Although Mexico showed some resistance at the beginning of the third set, Germany quickly overcame their short, weak period and took a 10-6 lead. The Germans played well and extended their lead dominating the match all the time. More than 5,000 spectators frenetically cheered the German team on to win the set 25-19 and the match. Angelina Gruen was the best scorer with 16 points, while Mexican Bibiana Candelas made 14 points. Due to this result, both players are leading the best scorer ranking.