Germany Rallies Against Mexico To Earn Bronze In World League

  0 Carly DeMarque | June 19th, 2017 | European volleyball, FIVB World League, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball


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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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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