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World Grand Prix 2005 - Match Descriptive

Match Descriptive

China beat Poland 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-14) - duration 1:08
02-Jul, start time: 17:03, end time: 18:11 - Attendance: 4'100
City: Macau; Hall : Macau Forum
Stable performance of China established their 2nd victory in Macau leg.
The match started with both teams playing energetically which the points were tied at 4:4, 5:5 and 6:6. But then China made use of their various combination offense to overcome the powerful open spike of Poland, and took the first technical time-out at 16:10. A brilliant serve point of Yang Hao took the lead at 21:15. Gradually, China gained the set at 25:18, through their stable performance.

In the second set, Poland tried to improve their stability in the beginning. Several spike points were successful to exert some pressure on the opponent. However, China got their pace soon to take the lead at 13:8, and took the second technical time-out at 16:10. With several unforced errors of Poland and the continuous well performance of the Chinese players, China finished the set at 25:13

The determination of Poland, however, was not damaged and they took the lead at 5:2 in the third set by their strong attackers, like Katarzyna Skowronska. With prompt response, China strengthened their service and offense to take the lead back at 13:9, and eventually took the 2nd technical time-out at 16:10. China won the match finally by finishing the set at 25:14.