Gdynia, Poland, August 6, 2010 - Poland thrilled their home fans as they overcame a determined German side 3-1 (25-18, 16-25, 25-22, 26-24) in their first match of the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix.
Polish wing receiver Anna Baranska was chosen the MVP of the game as she scored 15 points for the home side in Gdynia.
The first set began well for the Poles as Anna Baranska's spectacular serves and digs helped give Poland the first set.
The beginning of the second set was more even as Germany took an early lead. They maintained their momentum to help pick up the set and bring the scores level at 1-1.
Poland jumped ahead in the third set before being pulled back by the Germans at 12-all. However despite a solid attempt at fighting back, Germany went down as Poland took the lead at 2-1.
Germany were determined to take the game to a tie-breaker and nearly picked up the fourth set, storming to a 5-1 lead early on. However Poland turned the game around and gained control to see the set out as well as the match.
On Saturday Poland take on the Dominican Republic while Germany face the USA as the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix continues.