Kish Island 2018 - Hörl/Winter vs. Walkenhorst/Winter

Mar 1, 2018 Report

Alexander Walkenhorst and Sven Winter won the bronze medal match at Kish Island 2:0 (21:18, 21:11) against Julian Hörl and Tobias Winter.

The Austrian team started serving and Walkenhorst from Germany was able to hold his sideout. Sven Winter started serving for Germany. He also got a lucky dig on Winter’s attack. A direct return on the line meant an early lead of two points for Germany. Austria got their first break to 2:2 when Sven Winter’s attack was out of bounds. An ace by Tobias Winter got a Austrian team a 4:3 lead when both teams switches sides. Another ace from the other side lead to 5:3 advantage for Austria. At 4:5 Sven Winter served a short float behind the net. The Austrian team couldn’t get a proper reception. Walkenhorst got his first block at 6:6 when Hörl set too close to the net. Another block meant a 8:6 lead for Germany when both teams switched sides again. Impressed by his blocking skills, Tobias Winter hit his next attack outside the field. Austria called their first timeout at 6:9. After the short break Winter played a beautiful cut across the net. Hörl set the ball too close to the net again and left Winter no other chance than to hit right into it, 11:7 for the German team. The next attack by Tobias Winter down the line landed outside the field (7:12). Germany lead with five points 13:8 on the first technical timeout.

Austria attack mainly from zone 2 (Tobias Winter).

Tobias Winter hit his first attack after the technical timeout into the net (8:14). A good float serve from Sven Winter finished with an easy block from Walkenhorst increased their lead to 16:9. Austria also showed some good jump serves and this time Germany had trouble getting the reception and attack right (16:11). An ace by Hörl got the Austrian team closer to the German one (16:12). They got another break when Walkenhorst hit the next attack out of bounds (16:13). Team Germany took their first timeout. Austria continued serving with high pressure and Hörl got another ace against Walkenhorst (16:14). Tobias Winter blocked Sven Winter’s attack cross court (16:15). Unfortunately Austria ended this series with a service error (17:15). Walkenhorst got another great block against Tobias Winter (20:17). Germany got their first set point but Austria hold their own sideout. On the next ball Germany was unable to finish the ball on their first attempt. Tobias Winter dug the ball but hit the ball out of bounds. Germany won the first set 21:18.

Tobias Winter had a very low kill percentage.

Sven Winter for Germany started with a service error in the second set (0:1). Both teams got their sideouts throug until Sven Winter jumped served through the middle. Austria returned the ball on first contact and Walkenhorst killed the ball with his first block in the second set (3:2). The next ball was exactly like the one before except Hörl had trouble receiving (4:2). Tobias Winter hit inside the net and Germany got an early lead of three points (5:2). Sven Winter dug the next ball and rewared himself by finishing it and scoring for Germany (6:2). Austria was forced to take their first timeout. That it was well taken showed the following service error from Sven Winter (6:3). Austria got a break after Germany wasn’t able to kill two attack attempts (6:4). Both teams played a string sideout until Sven Winter hit an ace right into the edge of the field (9:5). A clever service right into the middle forced Tobias Winter to an aggressive attack outside the field (10:5). Austria continued having trouble receiving Winter’s jump floats (11:5 and 12:5). A good dig and an impressive set far outside the field really close to the net got Germany their next break point (14:6). Tobias Winter got another attack error right before the technical timeout (15:6).

A lot of successful blocks from team Germany.

Sven Winter dug a short ball from Hörl, returned it directly to the other side but Walkenhorst secured the point for Germany with a block (16:6). Tobias Winter hit into the block and Germany was able to set and attack the ball (17:6). The next block by Walkenhorst against Tobias Winter was a direct point (18:6). Austria didn’t give up and got a few more breaks (18:9). Germany took their timeout. The short break made sure Germany was focused again (19:9). Tobias Winter dug and killed the ball for another break for Austria (19:11). Sven Winter got the first match point for Germany with this sideout. Sven Winter showed a good defence and successful attack afterwards. Germany won the second set 21:11.