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World Grand Prix 2005 - Match Descriptive

Match Descriptive

Dominican Republic beat Germany 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, 15-7) - duration 2:04
10-Jul, start time: 13:00, end time: 15:04 - Attendance: 9'700
City: Hong Kong; Hall : Hong Kong Coliseum
Dominican Republic got the first victory!
The relatively experienced Germany team was defenseless and could not grasp the opportunity to take control of the set at the start of the game. The Dominican Republic player #15, Cosiri Rodriguez Andino de hammered the Germany team vigorously and broke the concrete blockings of Germany. Germany roared back against the Dominican Republic and led 5 points before the second technical timeout. Germany restored after the timeout called by their head coach and finished the set at 25:21.

Dominican Republic managed to dominate the set by demonstrating a succession of powerful serves and harsh spikes. The very athletic Dominican Republic players gained several points ahead Germany till the first technical timeout. Their confidence was further reinforced be leading six points before the second technical timeout. Germany lost the pace and got beaten by the incredibly determined Dominican Republic at 20:25.

Both sides poured all their efforts into the remaining sets. With Germany winning the third set at 25:18 and Dominican Republic winning the fourth set at 25:21.

It was certainly the most critical fifth set that decided the third place in the Hong Kong leg. Both teams showed great fortitude in winning today's game. After some spectacular performance and great excitement, the Dominican Republic team, which delivered powerful serves, spectacular spikes and solid blocks finally won the third place!