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Women's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

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VolleyRuller96    100

We won 3-1 and eliminated Slovakia. Aside from the third set it was a good performance. However I still don't see out girls against Serbia. :(

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VolleyRuller96    100

Serbia and Poland make it three wins in a row in Warsaw 

 

 

Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2017. Serbia and Poland made it three wins in as many matches at the women’s World Championship qualifier in Warsaw. The 2016 Olympic silver medallists did find very little resistance from Cyprus whereas Poland dropped one set in their matchup with Slovakia. The Czech Republic are still in contention for a top finish at the tournament after they routed Iceland in three sets. The eventual winners of the event in the Polish capital will make it straight to next year’s World Championship in Japan – the runners-up will have one last call at the third and last round of qualifications in August. 

For the match against Cyprus, Serbia coach Zoran Terzic decided to use his second line-up, but this did not make the game any easier for the opponents. Cyprus showed fighting spirit and commendable dedication in defence, but fell an easy prey to Serbia’s skills and experience in both set one and two (25-10, 25-12). 10-12 in the last set was the closest coach Petros Patsias’ team could get to their rivals, but only for a short while as the period ended 25-15 to seal a 3-0 victory for Serbia.
 
“We expected this kind of result, but sometimes playing matches like this can be dangerous – if your players are in top shape, this might cause them to lower their level, which is why I put my first six out of the game,” commented coach Zoran Terzic on his line-up change.

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The Czech Republic had no intention of going easy on Iceland, downing their opponents 25-6 and 25-7 in the first two sets. Even though Daniele Capriotti’s players doubled the number of points they earned in set three (25-13), they were still very far behind the Czech Republic and their star player Katerina Kohoutova, who spiked with 71% efficiency. 
 
“Our coach was happy that we managed to maintain our focus throughout the entire match and play good Volleyball on our part. Now all our attention turns to Saturday’s match against Poland. We will use the day off to gather all our strength for the match with the hosts,” said Czech middle blocker Barbora Purchartova.
 
“This is the first time we have made it this far so we are really excited to be here and play against these big teams – it’s a big step up for us,” said Iceland’s libero Birta Björnsdottir.
 
Slovakia was Poland’s first serious opposition at the Warsaw tournament and indeed, both teams started their bout on a high level, going head to head (11-10 and 14-16) in set no. 1. That was until the hosts started performing better in block and defence, which let them break away and win 25-19. They stayed focused through the break and started the next part of the game with an impressive series of points (10-0), which set the tone for the rest of the set (25-15). The Slovaks were back in the game in set three and upset the White-and-Reds after a thrilling finish (28-26). Coach Jacek Nawrocki’s squad stuck to their plan though and closed the next set with a safe score of 25-19.
 
“I am glad that we came back to win that fourth set but we shouldn’t let things slip from our hands as we did in set three. Tomorrow we will have plenty of time to analyse our mistakes and try to avoid them in the future,” said Joanna Wołosz, captain of Poland.

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hckosice    845
15 hours ago, VolleyRuller96 said:

we LOST third set against :SVK :wall: lets just hope it was an accident and Slovak girls won't take control of the game now...

 

c´mon did you really thought that you can lose with us in volleyball ?  :d

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VolleyRuller96    100
34 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

c´mon did you really thought that you can lose with us in volleyball ?  :d

Well, it's not like it never happened before :d Slovakia is not that bad of a team :) maybe the men's team is better than women's but our girls are also much worse than men, they did not even qualify to World Championship 4 years ago :( the biggest problem Slovakian teams have is IMO lack of funding which eliminates them both from finding a good coaching staff to improve their level and from having more competetive league - because of lack of money Slovakian clubs play  mostly in weakest european competition Challenge Cup where they are unable to make any progress. However Slovaks who play abroad actually present really good level

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hckosice    845
17 minutes ago, VolleyRuller96 said:

Well, it's not like it never happened before :d Slovakia is not that bad of a team :) maybe the men's team is better than women's but our girls are also much worse than men, they did not even qualify to World Championship 4 years ago :( the biggest problem Slovakian teams have is IMO lack of funding which eliminates them both from finding a good coaching staff to improve their level and from having more competetive league - because of lack of money Slovakian clubs play  mostly in weakest european competition Challenge Cup where they are unable to make any progress. However Slovaks who play abroad actually present really good level

 

Good point. but well it´s what we can say practically about all sports, sport funding is very bad here, If we compare with other nations around us the amount going for sport is very very low. everyone know that almost all the money for team sports goes only to hockey and football, resulting also in the general interest of the public and publicity in the medias, other sports aren´t popular at all so only hardly our volleyball clubs can attract youngs to do this sport, our base of players is one of the smallest in europe.or attract big sponsors (we can say that this concern Basketball, handball, water polo as well)

 

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VolleyRuller96    100

22-25 for :CZE in fourth set... so a short tie-break will decide who will keep hopes of qualifying to the world championsip :(

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rybak    220
21 minut temu, VolleyRuller96 napisał:

22-25 for :CZE in fourth set... so a short tie-break will decide who will keep hopes of qualifying to the world championsip :(

From leading 8-2 to losing 9-15, congrats girls, well done :yes Now we must beat Serbia or we must count that Czech Republic will lost to Cyprus, both scenarios are sadly unreal :wacko:

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VolleyRuller96    100

:wall::wall::wall::wall::wall:

 

We lost tie-break 9-15 after leading 8-2 and that means this is the end of our hopes of plaing in next year's world championships :( I am not going to lie, after three previous matches I was expecting this, but still this is terrible. It means that our women will have at least 12 years of  "break" between Worlds Championships (they last participated in 2010 and now will play at best in 2022) and shows our women's team in volleyball is amongst the weakest teams in sports we have.
Sorry, something has to change - first of all - Nawrocki has to go away

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