Swiss Semifinal Match Taken By Zumkehr and Heidrich

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 17th, 2016 | Beach, News, Pro Beach



Joana Heidrich and Nadine Zumkehr advance to the finals after defeating rival Swiss team Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre in a three set match (14-21, 21-15, 15-10).

Forrer/Verge-Depre jumped to a quick 4-1 lead in the first set, leaving Heidrich/Zumkehr trailing the entire set by three or more points. Forrer/Verge-Depre kept strong, not breaking their focus, ending on a 4-0 run, leaving the score 21-14 in an easy first set.

Heidrich/Zumkehr returned the favor, in a slightly closer set, leading by two the majority of the set. Forrer/Verge-Depre continued to fight back, getting as close as 10-11, but Heidrich/Zumkehr forged ahead, taking the set 21-15.

Entering the third and deciding set, the first three points were traded back and forth, until Heidrich/Zumkehr went on a 3-0 run to lead 6-3. Forrer/Verge-Depre couldn’t recover, trailing the rest of the set, losing 15-10.

Heidrich/Zumkehr await reigning Olympic champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst (Germany) in the finals at 11:15am Sunday morning.

It doesn’t end for Forrer/Verge-Depre, as they will take on Brazilians Larissa Maestrini and Talita Antunes for third place at 1:45pm Saturday afternoon.

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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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