Koreans recover from 0-2 deficit to pass over Germany


Korean Jiyun Jeong spikes, while Josepha Bock and Emma Cyris of Germany react to block.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 22, 2017 - Korea recovered from a 0-2 temporary score against Germany and came back in the third to claim the victory in five sets (21-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-13) in Pool B.

Minji Choi and Miyun Jong scored 17 points apiece for the Koreans that widely distributed their attack in the sets 3 and 4. Hyemin Park finished with 12 while Juan Lee and Miog Sim tallied 10, each.

Lina Alsmeier, of Germany, closed as match scoring leader with 26 points. Emma Cyris finished with 18, followed by Luisa Theresa Keller with 17 and Josepha Bock with 12.

In the last set, Germany had a big advantage but could not keep order when trying to close key plays. Both teams were even in mistaken points. Korea gave up 28 and Germany 27. Also in blocks and services actions were balanced. Germany converted 9 blocking points against 8 by Korea and aced 16 times, one more than the Asians representatives.

This was the third match decided in tie-breaker of day 5 in the venue of Santa Fe after the ones played between The United States and Mexico and Russia and Brazil on Tuesday’s morning session. The duel lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes. 


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