Semifinal women: Austria vs. Brazil

In first semifinal of the women are facing Brazil and Austria.

Austria begins with: Alina Rudlstorfer, Emilia Engleder, Lisa Leitner, Theresa Eidenhammer und Jana Pinsker.

On the other side in the yellow jerseys are standing Sabine Suffert, Cecilia Jaques, Laura Hessel, Inae Zanferrari and Bianca Süffert.

Referee of the game is Christiane Oberkersch.

In the beginning of the game Austria takes the lead but Brazil is fighting hard to tie the game at 7-7. The girls from Austria can get back a to point advance but two mistakes at the line bring Brazil back to 9-9. The girls in yellow become better and win 11-9.

After a mistake at the serviceline by Austria the second set starts with 1-1. So Austria takes a timeout at 4-2 for Brazil. Brazil makes some easy mistakes and brings Austria back in the game and to the lead. Brazil replaces Ceci Jaques by Emanuelli Scarduelli and can get the connection back to 8-9. Now Austria takes a little run and wins 11-8.

At the beginning of the third set Brazil is changing back (Jaques for Scarduelli) and takes the lead. But after that first point Austria is becoming stronger and makes four points in a row until Brazil takes the timeout. Now also a double change by Jorge Suffert: Paludo and Scarduelli for Suffert and Jaques. The set is going on equal until 7-4 Austria. Now Austria again makes a sprint until 11-5 and takes the lead in sets.

Now Brazil takes back Suffert and Jaques for Paludo and Zanferrari. Also this set is very tight but Brazil can win the big points. At the tie of 6-6 Brazil takes the timeout and is becoming better by this until the end of the set at 11-7.

The fith set both teams begin unchanged and Austria can take the first point to a 4-2 lead. Brazil is fighting, comes back to 5-5 and forces a timeout of Austria. Now the ralleys became much longer but more often with the better end for Brazil (9-7). The lead lasts until the end of the set at 11-8.

In the sixth set Austria changes for the first time and Magdalena Bauer enters the court for Lisa Leitner. Brazil is very focused to reach the final an leads again at the timeout of Austria: 3-1. Now its on Austria to fight but with the higher risk they made more mistakes and Brazil can build the lead. At the end Brazil was the better team and wins deserved 11-4 and 4-2.


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