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Germany celebrates first victory at World League

The German team dominated the match versus Cuba with strong attacks in the middle.

Bremen, Germany, June 22, 2013 – Team Germany gained its first victory in the 2013 FIVB World League with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16) win against World Champion runner-up, Cuba on Saturday.

In the first set of Saturday’s match, Germany had a good start and took an 5-1 advantage within the first minutes, as Germany’s Philipp Collin put pressure on the Cuban players with his strong serve. The German team took their leadership through the whole set, winning

The Cuban team took their first advantage of the second set, but they couldn't keep their momentum. Germany came back with strong serves, giving the Cuban team problems. Germany attacked strongly through the middle leaving the Cuban team no chance. Marcus Böhme finished the set 25-19.

The third set followed suit, showcasing the superiority of the German team. The German’s attack and reception was too constant for the Cubans, who couldn't get themselves in the game.

After two defeats during the opening weekend of the World League in Italy (0-3, 2-3), Germany’s win now puts them near Serbia, their opponent next week. The Cuban team is still struggling to find a win, after losing their first five games. 

Germany and Cuba meet again Sunday at Bremen Area for the last match of week four’s World League.

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