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Germany outclasses Dominican Republic for the gold medal

The World Junior champions Germany

Mexicali, Mexico, July 25, 2009- Germany won the crucial points of the first and second sets to pave the way for a straights victory over Dominican Republic 28-26, 26-24, 25-16 in the final of the 2009 Women’s Junior World Championship held here at Auditorio del Estado Ciudad Deportiva hall in Mexicali, Mexico on Saturday.
 Germany won their first ever title in this competition, while Dominican Republic got the silver medal which is the best in their history.
 The German wing spikers Sarah Pertrausch and Laura Weilhemaier and the extraordinary setter Lena Mollers were the match stars as they did everything to their team. Petrausch was  the match scorer with 14 points followed by Weilhemaier (13). On the other hand Elisa Eve was her team best scorer (12)
 Germany started the match in big activity in the attacks conducted by the effect setter Lena Mollers who conveyed her setting to the wings through Sarah Petrausch and Janine Volker in the wings. The German players led 8-5 at the FTT before the Dominicans activated their block through Estefany Aria who did well also in the quick attacks. Dominican team again used the outstanding wing spikers Jeoselyna Rodriguez and Elisa Eve to lead 20-18 before they reached 24-22. They lost three set points before Germany could do it through a block from the setter Lena Mollers that settled the score 28-26.
 In the second Dominican team was more stable in reception to lead 5-3 through the spikes of Yanifer Calcano and Estefany. Although Germany worked hard in blocking through Anja Brandt and Berit Kaufieldt, the Dominican Republic team led 8-5 at the FTT after they penetrated their defense frequently.  Germany reception showed some disturbance that allowed Dominican to extend their lead to 13-9 before reaching 16-13 at the STT. They depended again on the centers Estefany and Marifranchi Rodriguez to extend their lead to 21-17. The German opposite Laura Weilhemaier did well with her unstoppable hits from position 2. Again Dominican led 24-23 and lost the set point as the experienced German players led by the marvelous setter Lena Moller won the set 26-24.
 The highly motivated Germans went to the third set more concentrating as they used the tactical disturbance of the Dominicans to lead comfortably 8-3 at the FTT. After Petrausch was guarded well by the Dominican blockers the German Mollers channeled the attacks through the right wing as Weilhemaier was outstanding and doing great job that allowed them to maintain 16-11 at the STT. Dominican players became more disturbed so they committed frequent mistakes that allowed Germany to extend their lead 20-13 before winning the set 25-16 and the match in straight sets.



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