Thailand overcome Peru to book first victory


Ankara, Turkey, August 13, 2015 - First day’s losing sides in Pool B competed to remain hopeful at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship. Thailand won 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-21). 

After a competitive start, Peru led the first technical pause. Lopez's blocks (4) and Leyva's good offensive display (62%) helped Peru to win the first set 25-21. 

In the first part of the second set, both teams had difficulties in dominating game. Thanks to the points scored by Gomez, Peru led by 6-4. Thailand tied at 9-all but Peru led 13-11 with a big help from Gomez. 

Despite trailing by two points, Thailand seemed livelier and scored 11 consecutive points while Thai K. Ajcharaporn displayed an excellent service performance. Thailand deserved to win the set which ended at 25-17. 

Peru led 8-4 at the first technical time out in the third set. Peru managed to stretch the margin to 13-8 with a perfect one foot middle attack by Lopez. Even though Olemar and Gomez of Peru showed a fine performance, Pimpichaya and Hattaya helped Thailand to come back and win the set at 22-25. 

Thailand had a good start in the fourth set and led 5-1. Peru attempted to make a comeback (5-7) and tied at 9-all. 

Both teams were worn out, they made simple errors. After the game was tied at 17-all, Thailand took control and won the set by 25-21 and the match by 3-1.


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