Lippmann, Fromm Star as Germany Hangs on for 5-Set Win over Thailand

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 30th, 2018 | Asian Volleyball, European volleyball, FIVB Nations League - Women, International Volleyball, News

2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Week 3 / Pool 11

  • May 29-31, 2018
  • Indoor Stadium Huamark; Bangkok, Thailand
  • Time Zone: UCT + 7 (ET + 11)
  • World Rankings: #2 United States, #9 Dominican Republic, #13 Germany, #16 Thailand
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  • Schedule/Results
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
29 May 15:05 Germany  0–3  United States 18–25 17–25 17–25 52–75 P2 P3
29 May 18:05 Thailand  0–3  Dominican Republic 21–25 22–25 20–25 63–75 P2 P3
30 May 15:05 Dominican Republic  0–3  United States 20–25 23–25 21–25 64–75 P2 P3
30 May 18:05 Thailand  2–3  Germany 23–25 26–28 25–23 25–22 10–15 109–113


Germany def. Thailand 3-2

  • Germany defeated Thailand 25-23, 28-26, 23-25, 22-25, 15-10
  • Germany moved to 2-6 (5 points); Thailand moved to 2-6 (6 points)

Germany put up 17 blocks and used 20-point efforts by Louisa Lippmann and Maren Fromm to edge past homestanding Thailand on Wednesday.

Germany outdid in kills (68-64) and blocks (17-8) to overcome 31 miscues (to 20 for Thailand) and a 7-6 deficit in aces.

Lippman notched 21 kills and a block, while Fromm added 17 kills, two blocks and an ace to pace the German attack. Marie Scholzel (15), Lisa Grunding (14) and Jennifer Geerties (10) also turned in double-digit scoring efforts. Scholzel tacked on nine kills and a team-best six blocks, while Grunding added seven putaways, six stuffs and an ace. Geerties chipped in eight kills and a team-leading two aces. Denise Hanke was not far behind, tallying nine points with six kills, two aces and a block.

Ajcharaporn Kongyot scored 22 points (20 kills, 1 block, 1 ace) to lead the Thai charge. Hattaya Bamrungsuk (17), Pleumjit Thinkaow (13) and Pimpichaya Kokram (11) followed. Bamrungsuk notched 11 kills, a team-leading three blocks and three aces, while Thinkaow added 11 putaways and two aces. Kokram downed nine kills and Chatchu-On Moksri rounded out the scoring with seven points, all on kills, despite playing in just two full sets and the fifth as a substitute.

The teams played to an 18-all tie in Set 1 before the Germans seized control. It took three tries at set point before a Geerties kill gave the visitors the 25-23 win.

Set 2 featured 14 ties, but it was the Thai team that earned the first set-point try. Germany thwarted that attempt and eventually sealed the 28-26 win on a on a Lippmann putaway.

It was another battle to the finish in Set 3, with the score standing at 20-all before Thailand surged ahead. A service error clinched the 25-23 win for the Thais on their second set-point try.

Germany held the early 11-7 lead in Set 4, but the teams were soon tied at 20. Thinkaow capped the 25-22 victory to force the fifth set.

Set 5 saw the teams again knotted up at 8-all, but it was nearly all Germany from there as the visitors scored seven of the last nine points to leave the home crowd begging.


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Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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