Saturday, 23 August 2014
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Bad communication placed Dominican Republic to bottom in Miaoli pool

NED 3. Huurman spikes passing DOM blocker

The first match of the last day cometition in Miaoli began under the threat of stong wind and rounds of heavy rains as typhoon slowed down.  It was no easy game for Netherlands to expand the lead as Dominican improved blocking to successfully intercept attacks.  However, Dominican started to have problem with communication in the court after the second technical timeout, lost a series of points by own mistakes in serve-receive and thus the set by 19-25.

 

Although the oldest in the team, NED 3. Francien Huurman with more experiences, still played strong game in front zone, helped Netherlands in scoring efficiently in the second set.  Dominican could not recover from messy serve-receive and defence, particularly tippings by Netherlands, which subsequently affected Dominican in organising effective attacks.  Netherlands, with help from Dominican, was constantly in the lead of 8 to 9 points, and pocketed the set by 25-15.

 

By improving both serve-receive and defence, Dominican was able to come up with better organisation of attacks and played at own level.  Netherlands learned the situation soon and tried to confuse the opponent with variations.  The drag of points remained until the second technical timeout as Dominican made several mistakes due to bad communication in the court.  Netherlands was able to take advantage of opponent and won the match by 3-0.

  

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