2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Week 3 / Pool 11
- May 29-31, 2018
- Indoor Stadium Huamark; Bangkok, Thailand
- Time Zone: UCT + 7 (ET + 11)
- World Rankings: #2 United States, #9 Dominican Republic, #13 Germany, #16 Thailand
|Date||Time||Score||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Total||Report|
|29 May||15:05||0–3||United States||18–25||17–25||17–25||52–75||P2 P3|
|29 May||18:05||0–3||Dominican Republic||21–25||22–25||20–25||63–75||P2 P3|
|30 May||15:05||0–3||United States||20–25||23–25||21–25||64–75||P2 P3|
Germany def. Thailand 3-2
- Germany defeated Thailand 25-23, 28-26, 23-25, 22-25, 15-10
- Germany moved to 2-6 (5 points); Thailand moved to 2-6 (6 points)
Germany put up 17 blocks and used 20-point efforts by Louisa Lippmann and Maren Fromm to edge past homestanding Thailand on Wednesday.
Germany outdid in kills (68-64) and blocks (17-8) to overcome 31 miscues (to 20 for Thailand) and a 7-6 deficit in aces.
Lippman notched 21 kills and a block, while Fromm added 17 kills, two blocks and an ace to pace the German attack. Marie Scholzel (15), Lisa Grunding (14) and Jennifer Geerties (10) also turned in double-digit scoring efforts. Scholzel tacked on nine kills and a team-best six blocks, while Grunding added seven putaways, six stuffs and an ace. Geerties chipped in eight kills and a team-leading two aces. Denise Hanke was not far behind, tallying nine points with six kills, two aces and a block.
Ajcharaporn Kongyot scored 22 points (20 kills, 1 block, 1 ace) to lead the Thai charge. Hattaya Bamrungsuk (17), Pleumjit Thinkaow (13) and Pimpichaya Kokram (11) followed. Bamrungsuk notched 11 kills, a team-leading three blocks and three aces, while Thinkaow added 11 putaways and two aces. Kokram downed nine kills and Chatchu-On Moksri rounded out the scoring with seven points, all on kills, despite playing in just two full sets and the fifth as a substitute.
The teams played to an 18-all tie in Set 1 before the Germans seized control. It took three tries at set point before a Geerties kill gave the visitors the 25-23 win.
Set 2 featured 14 ties, but it was the Thai team that earned the first set-point try. Germany thwarted that attempt and eventually sealed the 28-26 win on a on a Lippmann putaway.
It was another battle to the finish in Set 3, with the score standing at 20-all before Thailand surged ahead. A service error clinched the 25-23 win for the Thais on their second set-point try.
Germany held the early 11-7 lead in Set 4, but the teams were soon tied at 20. Thinkaow capped the 25-22 victory to force the fifth set.
Set 5 saw the teams again knotted up at 8-all, but it was nearly all Germany from there as the visitors scored seven of the last nine points to leave the home crowd begging.