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In-form Germany comes from behind to beat Dominicans in a hard-fought five-set thriller

Germany drops efficiently in the middle court, keeping Dominicans flat-footed.
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 11, 2009 – Germany struck back from the first-set down to power past Dominican Republic in a grueling battle 14-25 27-25 25-11 14-25 15-13.
 Germany got off to a flying start to lead 6-3 initially in the first set, thanks to Ann-Christin Quade’s powerful spikes at the net. Dominican Republic regrouped and came up with the significantly-improved form to catch the Germans at 9-9 and stormed on dominantly. Dominicans Yeniffer Cristina Ramirez Espinal and Candida Estefany Arias Perez punctured the German defence with their exceptional skills. To everyone’s surprise, Dominican Republic came back to win the comfortable set 25-14.
 Going down one set, Germany led briefly in the second set 4-2. From then on, both sides played with all they had. Germany moved ahead 24-22, but the Dominicans were just never say die. They attacked well and boosted their chances of coming back to save three set points before Germany upped their tempo to win straight two points to take the hard-fought set 27-25.
 Germany played an impeccable defence in the third set, allowing the fist-pumping rivals tough times scoring. Leading 19-11, Germany improved on their blocking and at the same time tore the Dominican defence apart with their deadly spikes. Germany won the effortless one-sided third set 25-11.
 Dominican Republic regained their form in the fourth set, with Yeniffer Cristina Ramirez Espinal attacking aggressively at the post. The Dominicans clinched the fourth set with ease 25-14.
  In the tie-breaker, Germany steadied their nerves and played a better game to win the deciding set 15-13 and the close match.

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