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2005 Junior Men’s U 21 World Championship
Vizakhapatnam, India
6 – 14 August 2005

Match Descriptive

U.S.A. beat Germany 3-2 (25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-10) - duration 2:00
11-Aug, start time: 10:00, end time: 12:00 - Attendance: 3,000
City: Visakhapatnam; Hall : Swarnabharati Stadium
USA beat GERMANY 3-2 (25-23,21-25,25-22, 27-25,15-10)
Clash for placement take USA, GERMANY teams
to a five setter thriller in pool B match

Starting off well with a powerful spike by Gunthor Max the Germans
took slender lead and the USA with some good blocking from Jacob
assisted by Lotman levelld at 17 all. The USA team's superb blocking by
Winder, Brunner and Smith was equally matched by the power of Bohme
and Westphal. The USA won the first set at 25-23.

In a set that depicted a battle of nerves and serves , the teams fought well
to level the scroes at 21 all. The Germans with Wesphal and Gunthor Max
d igging well took the set at 25-21 making it one set all.

One saw the best efforts of Lotman, Jablonsky bear fruit for the USA in the
third set at 25-22, being on the trailing end till catching up at 22 all and
taking the set.. There were some lucky line placements which the Germans
could not help.

The fighting continued with such a fervour from both the teams that could not
avoid the silly errors in judgement. The scores read even at 25 all and the Germans
with an array of unprecedented spiking took the fourth set at 27-25. Set
score level at 2 all.

Athe decider saw the best from Lotman and Jacob of USAa coupled with
some fine blocking from Jbalonsky and Winder. The USA took the set at
15-10 and the match. .Great match indeed.