Gdynia, Poland, August 8, 2010 - The Dominican Republic picked up their first win of the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix as they scored a 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 29-31, 25-16, 17-19) win over Germany on Saturday in Gdynia, Poland.
The Dominican Republic started well as they moved into an early lead. However Germany fought back before Yorkira Binet replaced Cindy Rondon as middle blocker to help pick up the first set for the Europeans.
The second set was even from the beginning, before the Dominincans took a narrow advantage. However unforced errors gave Germany the opportunity to take the lead. However it wasn't enough as the Caribbean side drew even.
Unforced errors helped Germany maintain their lead in the third as their higher attacking efficiency saw them take the lead. Helped by their travelling supporters thhey saw out the set.
The fourth set started well for both sides and was as even as the previous one with neither team taking the lead. Finally, after unforced errors on the Dominican side, Germany gained the lead and as the Dominican Republic tired Germany scored the win to bring the scores level once more.
Both sides entered the tie break desperate to win, putting their all into every set. However it was the Dominican Republic who came out on top as they eventually sealed the win.
Germany will now go to Japan, and Dominican Republic to Macau.