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FIVB Women's World Championship Japan 2006
 
Match Description
 
Serbia and Montenegro march on with second round win
 

Ognjenovic (SCG) receives
November 8, Nagoya: Serbia and Montenegro followed up on their incredible first round form with a comprehensive defeat of Korea.
Balkan coach Zoran Terzic had said his team's performance in the first round had gone "beyond our dreams," and his team showed they were not willing to wake up just yet with a 25-23, 25-19, 25-22 win.
Korea's young side came to the second phase in Nagoya hoping to add to their two wins over Costa Rica and Kenya, but they met their match in a powerful Serbia and Montenegro side who have yet to lose in the competition.
Korea defended robustly from the start, which gave Kim Yeon-Koung and Hwang Youn-Joo a platform to launch attacks at the net.
Ivana Djerisilo and Anja Spasojevic found a way through as Serbia and Montenegro looked to unleash their big spikers, but it was the Koreans who led 8-4 at the first TTO.
Spasojevic again demonstrated her power when she sent a jump serve into Korean territory, which libero Kim Hae-Ran could only parry into the ground.
But Korea were holding their own, and Kim Se-Young rose at the net to fire her side into a 14-12 lead.
Serbia and Montenegro kept plugging away, however, and took the advantage at 16-15 before captain Vesna Citakovic extended the lead with a lethal drive.
Maja Ognjenovic added a service ace, but a missed serve by Hwang Youn-Joo gave Serbia and Montenegro set point at 24-21.
Valiant defending by the Koreans held Spasojevic at bay, but the number 15 would not take no for an answer as she finally smashed home the winner.
But Terzic clearly thought his team could do better as he prowled the touchline at the start of the second set, barking orders as Korea took a 7-4 lead.
He must have been satisfied, however, when Jelena Nikolic hammered in a bullet spike to draw level at 7-7, but Kim Yeon-Koung was still causing problems on the left wing.
A fantastic block by Hwang Youn-Joo then equalised again at 12-12, before another attack down the flank from Kim Yeon-Koung saw Korea head into the second TTO 16-15 ahead.
But Serbia and Montenegro have proved they are made of stern stuff in this competition, and fought back to give themselves set point at 24-18 with another Nikolic smash.
Korea's defence managed to hold the Europeans momentarily, before captain Citakovic prodded home the winner with a deft touch.
The Asians refused to give up as they made a bright start to the third set, but Serbia and Montenegro had settled into their rhythm.
Djerisilo and Nikolic were proving difficult to live with, and Citakovic provided another attacking threat with a huge winner to ease Serbia and Montenegro into an 18-15 lead.
Hwang Youn-Joo gave Korea hope with a well-taken point on the right, but Nikolic was relentless for the Europeans.
Spasojevic gave Serbia and Montenegro match point, which Djerisilo took with a trademark spike to keep her side marching on.