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World Cup 2003 - Press Info

from the 8th to the  10th of November

Third Round / Site A

8 NOVEMBER    
Poland beat U.S.A. 3-2 (25-21, 31-29, 22-25, 21-25, 15-12) - duration 2:12
08-Nov, start time: 12:30, end time: 14:42 - Attendance: 3,565

Poland pulled off the first big surprise of the Women's World Cup of Volleyball when they endured to beat the USA in a tense tiebreaker that deprived them of their sixth consecutive win in this 11-match round robin series that rewards the top three place-getters with tickets to the Olympic tournament.
Italy beat Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-17) - duration 1:08
08-Nov, start time: 15:05, end time: 16:13 - Attendance: 6,220

Italy pounded home a swift and deadly 3-0 victory over Dominican Republic here at the World Cup of Women's Volleyball, starting as favorites and justifying the judgment with their performance. Their fifth win gives them parity with USA, who lost to Poland in a tiebreaker
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Japan beat Turkey 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-16) - duration 1:23
08-Nov, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:23 - Attendance: 8,000

In a match charged with energy and emotion Japan took their fourth victory in this 11-match series with a 3-0 win over European vice-champions Turkey displaying agility and skill and a good deal of passion before a euphoric crowd.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
 
     
9 NOVEMBER    
Italy beat Poland 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-22) - duration 1:09
09-Nov, start time: 12:30, end time: 13:39 - Attendance: 3,150

Poland put on a disappointing show against rivals Italy when they met in the seventh clash of the 2003 World Cup of Volleyball for Women and were mowed down 3-0 by an increasingly confident Squadra Azzura, the ruling world champions.
U.S.A. beat Turkey 3-2 (24-26, 25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 15-10) - duration 2:03
09-Nov, start time: 15:00, end time: 17:03 - Attendance: 5,830

USA overcame an early set loss to eventually overpower Turkey in a tough tiebreaker for their sixth win at the World Cup of Women's Volleyball although the young and talented opponents made the task difficult for the world champion silver medalists.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Japan beat Dominican Republic 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24) - duration 1:52
09-Nov, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:52 - Attendance: 8,350

Japan at times struggled but endured under fire from the Dominican Republic to win their fifth match in this 11-match series to continue to win the admiration and affection of the huge fan base here in Japan.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
 
     
10 NOVEMBER    
U.S.A. beat Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21) - duration 1:13
10-Nov, start time: 12:30, end time: 13:43 - Attendance: 2,440

USA notched yet another win, this time 3-0 against their traditional rivals Dominican Republic to give them a 7-1 win-loss ratio as play opened on Monday at the World Cup of Women's Volleyball. With five matches to go in the series the Americans are now in good shape for an Olympic ticket
Italy beat Turkey 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20) - duration 1:35
10-Nov, start time: 15:00, end time: 16:35 - Attendance: 3,900

Italy recovered from a first set shock to turn the tide on Turkey, who despite their strong start went down 1-3 to allow the Azzuri their seventh win in eight matches in this round robin tournament.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Japan beat Poland 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 15-11) - duration 2:13
10-Nov, start time: 18:00, end time: 20:13 - Attendance: 8,520

Giant killers Poland, the only team that has beaten the USA here at the World Cup, went down fighting 2-3 in the second half of a far from faultless match against a newly-inspired Japanese squad on Monday night.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference