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World Grand Prix 2005 - Match Descriptive

Match Descriptive

Poland beat Germany 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 26-24, 18-25, 15-11) - duration 2:07
03-Jul, start time: 13:00, end time: 15:07 - Attendance: 2'600
City: Macau; Hall : Macau Forum
Both European teams struggled for the victory in Macau leg. The strong determined Pole defeated Germany with a slim margin
Match Description Report
Starting with a spike point and serve point of the captain Cornelia Dumler, Germany had an amazing start in the 1st set, successfully in almost all the technique, who took the lead at 8:0. But then Poland tried to bounce back by strengthening their block and center attack, and took several points back at 5:10. Germany could still maintain the lead under the leadership of the captain, Dumler. Nevertheless, the strong determined Pole recovered their rhythm and tied the points at 17:17, 19:19, 22:22. Finally, Germany could withstand the pressure and finished the set by the setter, Nadja Jenzewski's serve point at 25:22.

In the 2nd set, Poland exploited their tactics well and was keen on serve and blocking, too, leading Germany at 8:5, 12:7, 20:10. With the remarkable performance of Katarzyna Skowronska, Poland gained back one set by finishing it at 25:18.

Competitive rallies occurred in the beginning of the 3rd set, until Germany enlarged the gap at 16:11, with several giant block points. But once again Poland showed their determination and fought back at 17:19, and even took the lead back at 24:22. Kathy Radzuweit, contributed two important block points to deuce. Also by blocking, Poland eventually took the set at 26:24.

In the 4th set, Germany got back the pace and spirit and took the 1st technical time-out at 8:6 and the second one at 16:9. On the contrary, Poland was not concentrated enough to finish the match and eventually gave the way to Germany for the final set contest. Germany took the set at 25:18 by opponent's error.

The mentality of the Pole was great that they had a good start in the final set, taking the lead at 8:5 and 10:6, with the key player, Katarzyna Skowronska's two consecutively brilliant attack in the right side and the back row. Afterwards, they maintained the verve and won this exciting match by finishing the final set at 15:11.