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Germany bounces back to defeat Turkey 3-1

The German players after the match

Mexicali, Mexico, July 20, 2009- Germany dropped the first set in the competition but they returned back wisely to win three successive sets to overwhelm the struggling Turkey team 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-7, 25-18) in the first day of the second round Pool F of the 2009 Women’s Junior World Championship held here at Auditorio del Estado Ciudad Deportiva hall in Mexicali, Mexico on Monday. Both teams finished the first round at the top of their corresponding pools with three straight victories.
 The German captain Sarah Petrausch and the libero Lenka Durr played a great role in this victory, the first with her 18 points scored that put her as the team’s best scorer and the second with the iron like defense she made with her colleagues all over the match. The Turkish right attacker Polen Uslupehlivan was the match best scorer (20 points).  
Germany started their second round matches with a win- loss ratio of 1-0 in pool F, while Turkey suffered their first defeat in the competition dropped to 0-1.
 Turkey team started the match more stable in reception while the German team did a lot of reception mistakes that allowed the Turkish to lead 8-7 at the FTT before they widened the score to 15-9 due to their block of Melis Gurkaynak and the spikes of Polen Uslupehlivan. The German coach called a timeout that revealed the better arrangement in the defense and in building up of the attacks led by the setter Lena Mollers and they succeeded to draw for the first time 20-20. Turkey players led by Polen and Asuman Karakoyun were more consistent in the last few points to win the set 25-22 and it was the first set to be dropped from the German team. 
 The second set showed better performance for the German team specially in the reception and they succeeded to lead 8-5 at the FTT due to their better blocking through Berit Kaufieldt and Anja Brandt. The wing spikers of the German team worked also well and they succeeded to continue leading 16-11. The Turkish tried their best to come back through their opposite Polen but the Germans led by Sarah Petrausch succeeded to win the set 25-20.
 The third set showed very poor reception from the Turkish team that was used well buy the German team who showed in contrary brave performance in the backline defense and that made the big difference in the score that allowed Germany to win the set comfortably 25-7.
 The Turkish players lost most of their motivations after playing the third negative set while the Germans showed more systematization in the strategy of their attacks using the marvelous condition of their libero Lenka Durr and they succeeded to keep leading all over the set till they win 25-18 and the match 3-1.


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