DRESDNER SC happy with home victory over French rookie BEZIERS Volley
2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Women
Dresden, Germany, October 23, 2013. It was a very special Volleyball night in Dresden on Wednesday evening as the local heroines of DRESDNER SC claimed their first win in the opening round of the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Women. In preliminary Pool A the local stars edged their opponents from France, BEZIERS Volley, in front of 1,898 spectators. DRESDNER SC cruised to a 3:1 victory (22-25, 25-22, 25-18, and 25-21) to take three points from this game.
“It was such a pleasure to play in front of such an emotional crowd today. We had some problems at the beginning of the game because my team was really nervous. But starting from the second set we did a great job in block and defense”, said Alexander Waibl, the head coach of DRESDNER SC. Lisa Izquierdo scored 26 points in the game followed by Hélène Schleck who registered 16 for the losing side from France.
The hosts of DRESDNER SC had a very nervous start in the first set of their season’s opener. Their French opponent performed well in reception and scored frequently in attack. The Germans had some difficulties to get into the game, but when the score stood at 14:17 they were finally trailing by just three points. Nevertheless, BEZIERS Volley was able to control the game and although DRESDNER SC survived to five set balls for their opponents, a serving error by German setter Mareen Apitz sealed the final 25-22 for the guests.
The second set seemed to be an easy task for the home team, but just like DRESDNER SC had fought back in the first set, BEZIERS tried to do the same in the second. The hosts went up 20:14, but the French team was just three points back when the score was 23:20. The well performing youngster Lisa Izquierdo scored the point that ended the second set (25-22).
The third set was dominated by DRESDNER SC. They did a great job in attack, defense and serve and it was again Izquierdo who scored the important points for the home team. Apitz finished the set with a setter dump (25-18).
The fourth and final set was a hard fight. Both teams battled head to head until 13:13. But it was BEZIERS who took the lead first with a small break to run away at 17:14. DRESDNER SC never gave up fighting and was determined to take three points from this game. Katharina Schwabe blocked an attack by Ludmilla Da Silva and cashed the first opportunity for her side to win the game 3:1 (25-21).
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