China downs Germany 3-0 at WGP Hong Kong leg

16:56, August 22, 2010      

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Confident China defeated Germany in straight sets (25-14, 25-19, 28-26) at the 2010 women's volleyball World Grand Prix held here on Saturday.

China started strong and vigorous in the opening set, taking an early lead 6-0 with swift attack and improved defense. Germany on the other hand seemed kind of lost and could hardly catch up the score.

The Chinese spikers kept their wining momentum and took the set 25-14. China then took the second set without much suspense 25-19.

With two sets already lost, Germany fought back strongly in the third set under revised tactics, trailing every point. Final rounds became seesaw battle, during which both sides made unexpected errors, but China managed to break the deadlock after 26-all and sealed the victory 28-26.

Chinese head coach Wang Baoquan said he was satisfied with the team's performance, adding that Germany was not in their usual form except in the last set.

Speaking of Sunday's match against the USA, the strongest rival in the leg who had nailed two victories, Wang said that they were prepared for a full five sets game.

Earlier Saturday, the Americans overpowered Thailand also in straight sets, 25-16, 25-16 and 25-16. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Americans in the tournament.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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