2017 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE
- June 2nd-July 8th, 2017
- Event Page
Germany rallied after being taken down by Spain in the semifinals to earn the bronze medal in Group 3 of the FIVH World League. The German crew took down hosts, Mexico in a three-set sweep.
Germany def. Mexico
- 3-0, (25-19, 25-19, 26-24)
The opening set was a back and forth race, with constantly tied scores, with the last coming at 13 all. The German’s took charge after that to take a four-point lead, which helped them to their 25-19 first set win. The second set started with Germany taking a large lead over Mexico, giving them a comfortable second set win of 25-19 and the 2-0 match lead.
The final set saw Germany with constant leads throughout the set, but Mexico made a comeback late to tie up the set 23-23. The hosts couldn’t finish on their comeback run, dropping the set 26-24 and the match.
Simon Hirsch led the German attack with 16 points, the only player on the team to score in double-digits. For Mexico, Jorge Barajas led the losing effort with 11 points.
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