The game was attended also by Moldova’s Prime Minister Vladimir Filat that is currently paying an official visit to Azerbaijan.
The home side started very well (8:4) but the guests got back to draw level at 10.
Even though the captain of Azerrail, Oksana Parkhomenko, had to leave the court after getting injured, her side did not slow down and pocketed the final 25-20.
Azerrail gradually got adjusted to the loss of their leader and easily brought home also the second set with the contribution of Elisangela Pereira in blocking and the attacks of Polina Rahimova.
2004 Tomis CONSTANTA got a provisional leadership in set 3 (5:10) via the attacks of Belarusian Katerina Zakreuskaya.
The Romanians were still dictating the pace by the second technical time-out (13:16) before Odina Aliyeva got a tie at 17 all.
Heather Bown restored the supremacy of the home side and the last rally was finished by Rahimova for an encouraging 3:0.
“I am very proud of my team; we were playing for Oksana and this win is dedicated to her” says US American Jennifer Tamas.