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World Grand Prix 2005 - Match Descriptive

Match Descriptive

Germany beat Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-12, 25-27, 21-25, 25-9, 15-11) - duration 2:11
26-Jun, start time: 17:00, end time: 19:11 - Attendance: 2'680
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palacalafiore
German first time. Dominicans slained at the tie break
Germany went immediately ahead on the score. With a very effective service, the Europeans had the total control of the set. A margin of 5 points they were able to increase with good blocking skils. Some domenicans receiving mistakes allow the team coached by Hee Wan Lee to be 12 points ahead on the second technical time out. With a so clear lead, a couple of aces by Cindy Rondon gave Republica Dominican Republic the ability to reduce the gap. Too late. The german system finalized a couple of defensive situations to close the set in just 25 minutes.
The beginning of the second set saw Dominican Republic better settled in defence. They gain the lead but a german comeback fixed the score 8-7 at the technical timeout. Two attack finalized by Christin Guhr put the german seal on the second set. Cornelia Dumler made the difference again to maintain 4 points margin. Dominican Republic recovered all the gap, then two corageous ace by Cindy Rondon and Karla Echenique gained the draw.
The third set lived on a very tight path between the powerful Dominican attack and a solid German defence. The Europeans had a break just before the second technical time out they reached 4 points ahead. The Caribbean produce a couple aof attacking series to recover first and to take the lead right after. Then the Germans turned off the lights. Easy for the Dominicans to win the set.
In the fourth set, Germany put Dominican Republic under pressure. One way set closed in just 20 minutes. Powerful attacking series to clinch the tie break.
In the decisive set Germany continue on the path of the previous period with a good defence and an extraordinary capacity in building the attack. Five points ahead just after the first technical time out was the platform for the final success. The Caribbean tried a comeback. But too late.