It was the semifinal round in European League 2013. Germany was able to join in the final four and faced Bulgaria, the host country last Saturday.


The Germans reaped its sweet victory against the Bulgarians in 3 straight sets, (3-0),  21-17, 21-10, 21-19.

It was a see-saw of scores during the first set but service aces from Denise Hanke helped the Germans to stretch the gap. But the spiking prowess of Dobriana Rabadshieva  contributed the Bulgarians to narrow it. In the second set, Germany was in control of the game with a 9-1 advantage. Bulgaria bounced back in the 3rd set with the lead 9-4 against Germany.  But Margareta Kozuch’s services aces helped the Germans to tie at 17-17. Heike Beier sealed the match with a powerful attack, 21-19.

The Bulgarian heroines did not have enough power to stop the determined Germans. Bulgaria will Romania for the bronze medal match, while Germany will play against Belgium who had made it to the big final four this year. To watch the full match of this game, please click here.

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