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Netherlands claim another 3-1 victory over Korea


Netherlands celebrate during their match against Korea

Cheonan, Korea, June 30, 2013 - The Netherlands remained composed playing against hosts Korea as they nailed a 3-1 victory (25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20) in Pool C of the FIVB World League Intercontinental Round at the Yugwansoon Gym on Sunday.

The Dutch attackers and blockers dominated the game in first and second sets. The Korean players trailed with the team-play and defence, but could not match the Dutch players' height and power. Jeon Kwang-In and Seo Jae-Duck combined for 26 points, but lost 19 points on errors.

The Netherlands played a stable and effective game with more points and less faults. Jelte Maan succeeded in 10 spikes committing only 2 faults. Last match's here Jeroen Rauwerdink played steadily. The Dutch team's kill blocks played a significant role o their victory as they outscored Korea holding a 17-4 advantage.

Overall, the Netherlands' team play was better than their opponent - scoring 43 points on attack and limiting their errors to just 11 faults. 

The Koreans were in an energetic mood when they took the advantage of 18-17 in the second set but Niels Klapwijk and Thomas Koelewijn's defence proved to be stronger and stopped the Korean surge.

Korea was able to make a run and claimed victory on the third set from Jeon Kwang-In's attacking splurge. The momentum continued early in the fourth set for Korea but the Dutch regained the lead and finished-off the match at 25-20.    

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