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Thailand rally to beat Serbia

Thailand rally to beat Serbia

VOLLEYBALL: The Thai women’s volleyball team came from 2-1 down to beat Serbia 3-2 in the 2014 World Grand Prix in South Korea yesterday (August 2).

Sunday 3 August 2014, 09:55AM

In their second Pool B match of the first preliminary round at Hwaseong Sports Complex, Thailand took the first set 25-19 but Serbia hit back by winning the next two sets 25-18, 25-20 for a 2-1 lead.

In their 12th appearance in the annual tournament, Thailand regrouped and claimed the last two sets 25-19,15-13 for their first win of the current campaign.

It was Thailand’s second win over Serbia in three meetings at the World Grand Prix.

World No.12 Thailand, who lost 3-1 to hosts South Korea in their opening match, have two points after two matches while No.7 Serbia, who defeated Germany 3-0 in their opener, have four points.

“It was a good match. Our players showed their commitment,” said Thailand coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai.

“They implemented all the tactics. The good sign is that they are not discouraged after losing to South Korea in the first match.”

Thailand captain Wilawan Apinyapong felt excited to win the match that was quite entertaining. The win came after they had learned from their mistakes in the first match against South Korea.

“We reduced mistakes a lot from the first match,’’ she said, adding the team also learned from Serbia who were equipped with lots of great techniques.

The captain was also grateful for the support of Thai fans at the stadium.

“The atmosphere was like playing in Thailand. A hundreds of fans cheered for us here,” she said.

“Their support helped us a lot. We need that one more day against Germany.”

In yesterday’s other Pool B match, South Korea earned their second win by beating Germany 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21.

No.10 South Korea have six points while No.9 Germany are still chasing their first point of the tournament after two defeats.

Thailand will today face Germany in their final match of the South Korea tournament. In their previous seven Grand Prix meetings Thailand won only once in 2010.

Kiattipong said that Germany were more experienced and had a slight advantage over his team.

However, he said his players were capable of winning the match if everyone was in form. His only concern is the players’ fitness.

“We played five sets against Serbia. I am not sure how well my players will recover,” he said. Bangkok Post

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