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Volleyball: Team GB lose to the Dominican Republic

August 3, 2012
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Team GB women’s indoor volleyball team lost to the Dominican Republic in their penultimate group game at Earls Court.
The British  women, who have lost three of their four group games, fell behind in the first set and couldn’t climb back ending in a 3-0 defeat  25-9, 25-18, 25-9.

The fired up opposition, ranked 11th in the world, were ruthless in attack and seldom gave Team GB any easy points. Team GB team were clearly relishing the home support and  they put up a fight but the class of their opponents was evident.
The final set showed a glimmer of Team GB magic, captain Lynne Beattie leading the way on and off court as she got her team mates and the crowd pumped up with wild celebrations of each point won.

At 10-10 Team GB were firmly in the game for the first time and the contest became far more stern but the Dominican Republic kept the lead, despite the impressive resurgence.

Captain Lynne Beattie said “We’re really disappointed but once again we’ve shown we can compete and battle against the best in the world.

“We showed we could have the beating of them but didn’t really find our feet until midway through the second set and the crowd lifted us and really helped us focus.

“Going into the final game we keep the belief that we can get though the group and with the continued support we take on Japan in our next game with confidence.”

The Women’s Sports Magazine

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