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GBR W: Great Britain women clinch win over Peru

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Great Britain’s women’s volleyball team got off to a tentative start in their first international match of the season as they held off World No.17 Peru in a five-set-thriller (17-25, 25-23, 32-30, 16-25, 15-11) at home in Sheffield last Wednesday.



The hosts, who are preparing for their first Olympic Games in London later this year, came under a heavy barrage of serving power and lost out in the first set before coach Audrey Cooper introduced USA based Savannah Leaf for her first cap as they drew level.

Both sides proved to be much more committed in the third set, which went down to the wire, the home team edging a 32-30 victory.

However Peru bounced back in the fourth to gain the upper hand and take the match to an exciting fifth set.

But it was the hosts who kept their cool as they marched to a 15-11 victory beginning their Olympic season in perfect fashion.

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