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World Olympic Qualification Tournament - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Iran beat Korea 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-16) - duration 1:13
23-May, start time: 11:00, end time: 12:13 - Attendance: 790
Iran Surprises Korea 3-0
The Iranians set the pace as the match started. Captain Peyman Akbari led the Iranian attack, putting the Iranians ahead at 8-5. The Koreans had trouble recovering their style of play, allowing the Iranians to widen their lead to 13-6. The Koreans worked off steam but the Iranians kept up their assault to take a comfortable 22-17 lead before taking the set 25-18 on Mohammad Torkashavand's spike point.
The Iranians retained control of the match in the second set, quickly taking a 7-1 lead. The Iranians broke away to widen their lead to 16-11 but the Koreans mounted an assault to even the score 17 all. The Koreans made mistakes to allow the Iranians to go ahead 23-20. The Iranians took the set 25-21 on a pair of Korean mistakes.
The Iranians remained in control of the match as the third set started, and took an 8-4 advantage by breaking through Korea's tight defense, known as one of the best among Asian teams. The Iranians widened their lead to 13-5 as their defense worked well. The Iranians kept up their assault to extend their lead to 22-15 and took the set 25-16 by blocking a Korean spike.