Germany had opened the program on Friday afternoon at Sport Oase by edging Israel in three straight sets (21-14, 21-13, and 25-23).
Saskia Hippe and Maren Brinker did pressure the Israeli defense line with their serves in the opening set thereby claiming a comfortable lead that was kept until the end. Germany had no problems at all in asserting their supremacy also in the second set and the game was close only in the third set where Anna Velikiy, Elvira Kolnogorov and Moran Zaur could resist to three match balls for Germany that nevertheless finished the game after Israel could not exploit a set ball.
“We wanted to win at least one set but the result reflects the current ranking of the teams. Germany is second in Europe while we are only 15th” said Israel’s head coach Arie Selinger after the game. It was youngster Jana Franziska Poll who finished it off for Germany by cashing the sixth opportunity for the final 3:0.
“The result is not that important at this stage because our team is still a work in progress” said Germany’s mentor Giovanni Guidetti. “This was the first game since two months for Brinker and Fürst. I am happy that everybody could play today”.
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