Reigning Olympic Champions Defeat New German Squad

  0 Carly DeMarque | July 31st, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


The reigning Olympic champions, Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst defeated fellow countrywomen, Karla Borger and Margareta Kozuch in a tough two-set battle. Kozuch just began as a beach player this season after a dominant indoor career. Her inexperience on the sand hasn’t stopped her and partner Borger from coming in second in their pool at the Vienna Beach World Championships.

Ludwig/Walkenhorst took down the new German squad 2-0, (21-19, 21-18) with all the stats being fairly even across both teams.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst both picked out Kozuch on the serve, serving nearly all balls to her, forcing Borger to block. On the attack, both Ludwig/Walkenhorst were fairly even in their attacks with both mixing up their shots. Ludwig was most successful hitting the ball cross court and around the block while Walkenhorst found more accuracy by going line and deep cross.

Kozuch/Korger sent over the majority of their serves to Ludwig in the match which allowed for Walkenhorst to be set up to block three balls. Kozuch four hard angle shots to be her success in the match while Borger hit a number of different shots to throw off the Olympic champions.

Both teams will advance to the Round of 32 which will begin on August 2.

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About Carly DeMarque

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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