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World Grand Prix 2005 - Match Descriptive

Match Descriptive

Poland beat Japan 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-22) - duration 1:20
08-Jul, start time: 17:00, end time: 18:20 - Attendance: 3'500
City: Bangkok; Hall : Mall Convention Center
Although cheered on by a large crowd of their fans, a spirited Japan went down a mighty clash to devastating Poland in strai
After suffering the straight-set loss to Japan in the first leg on the rivals' home soil, Poland got their solid starters which included hard-attackers Maria Liktoras, 191cm, and Belcik Izabela in the match against the same rivals. Both sides started strongly, but Poland won the thrilling first set 25-22.

Their confidence boosted after the first-set win, Poland continued their superb form in the second set. Sharp spikes from Skowronska and Liktoras also kept the Japanese players flat-footed several times. As Poland took an initial 16-13 lead, Japanese fans cheered on their team lustily "Nippon, but Poland won the hard-fought second set 25-23.

Going down two straight sets, Japan regrouped to play a better game to lead 8-4 before the Polish girls bounced back mightily, with Liktoras uncorking a series of hard attacks. It was a see-saw battle from the beginning of the set, finally Poland won the exciting set 25-22.