Thursday, 31 July 2014
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China gained victory in Macau's first match

In the very first beginning, China got the rhythm of the match quickly and took a 5-point lead at the first technical timeout (8:3) after China player #10 Wang Y. M. served an ace. After the timeout, the Poland Team regained their form and shortened the distance to 2 points (9:7). Even the Poland players reinforced their serves and attacks, the wonderful defense and great spikes from China still kept the China Team took the lead at the second technical timeout (16:13). Afterward, the Poland Team gained several points in a row and shortened the distance to just one point (18:17). However, China soon regained their rhythm under the encouraging support from the audience and end the first set with 25:19.


In the second set, China seemed to loosen their focus and give a chance to the Poland Team to catch up. Poland reinforced their serves and with two ace serves, they took the lead at the first technical timeout (8:6). After the first technical timeout, the Poland Team’s great spikes and blocking help them to widen the distance to 6 points (19:13) and forced the China Head Coach to ask for the second timeout. Under the support of the audience, the China Team tried their best to shorten the distance to 22:20 and drew an even to 24:24. However, the great performance of Poland contributed to their winning of the second and brought the game back to the starting point.


After getting one set, the Poland Team played more confidently. The two ace serves from the Poland player #11 Baranska let Poland to take the lead at the first technical timeout (8:7). After that, Poland started to take the control of the set. With aggressive spikes and great blockings, Poland widened the gap to 16:10. After the second technical timeout, the China Team regained their form and grasped several points in a row to an even of 17:17. With the ace serve from China #1 Wang Y. M., China took the first lead at this set (21:20). However, under more stable performance, Poland was still able to win this set at 26:24.


After losing two sets, China had no way to step back. They started the set with three successive blockings and aggressive spikes and took a slight lead at the first technical timeout (8:7). Afterward, China continued their wonderful spikes and blockings. This made the Poland Team lost their form and let China to widen the distance to 8 points after the second technical timeout (19:11). China played more confidently and did not give any chance to Poland. They took this set with 11 points lead at 25:14.


In the decisive set, neither of the teams was able to take any advantage. Both teams played point by point. After the ace serve from China #1 Wang Y. M., the whole China Team seemed to be lighted up and widened the distance to 9:5 but Poland did not give up so easily. They returned the China with powerful spikes and tried to shorten the gap to 14:12. However, China soon regained their form and ended this set with the quick spike from #2 Xue M. Finally, China came to the victory of today’s match with 3:2.

  

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