Nagoya, Japan, October 7, 2018 - Louisa Lippmann scored a match-high 35 points as Germany stunned Brazil 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 32-30, 25-19, 17-15) in the second round of the FIVB Women's World Championship on Sunday afternoon and the German coach was happy with his team's fighting spirit.
Germany coach Felix Koslowski: It was a big win for us. We were down 2-0 and 21-17. That happens once in a 100 matches. Today was the day. We wanted to fight and we did show fighting spirit. We hope to continue to grow in the rest of the matches.
Brazil coach Jose Guimaraes: This was a big win for Germany. Especially with it being in a tiebreaker. I think there is great significance in this for them. Our system did not function well from the third set. We will have training from now to get better and try to continue to improve.
Germany captain Maren Fromm: They played good in the first and second sets. At that point we knew we had to put everything onto the court and it went well. I'm happy about the team effort today.
Brazil captain Natalia Pereira: We got off to a good start and led 2-0. Our service, block and defense were strong. In the third set their attacks became good. Germany has gotten better the past few years. We have to forget this match and we still have a chance to advance to the third round.