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VolleyRuller96

Women's Volleyball FIVB Nations League 2018

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rybak    366
16 godzin temu, VolleyRuller96 napisał:

Day 01

:USAUNITED STATES 3-1 :POL POLAND ( 28-26 / 25-22 / 22-25 / 25-15)

 

 

 

I'm not surprised about this result, good that we take one set at all :d

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Gianlu33    672

We lost with Poland too.. what disaster for our youth :facepalm:

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VolleyRuller96    151

Day 02 
:TUR TURKEY 3-2 :USA UNITED STATES  ( 28-26 / 25-19 / 20-25 / 24-26 / 16-14)

 

 

 

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VolleyRuller96    151

DAY 02 SUMMARY 

 

:KOR SOUTH KOREA 3-2 :DOM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

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Ningbo, China, May 16, 2018 - Kim Yeon Koung delivered a masterclass display of power and precision to lead Korea to a nailbiting 3-2 (26-24, 25-27, 21-25, 25-14, 15-12) win over the Dominican Republic in the second round of the inaugural women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Wednesday.

 
Desperate to get her team back in the winner's circle after losing their opening match against Belgium 24 hours earlier, the Korean captain held her nerve under intense pressure to steer her team out of trouble and to victory in the first five-setter of the new competition.
 
Kim racked up 29 points, from 26 spikes and three vital blocks, and was going just as strong at the end as she was at the start. Su Ji Kim finished with 18 points, including seven blocks, one of which set up match point, while the athletic Jaeyeong Lee scored 15 offensive points.
 
No one felt Dominican Republic's heartbreaking loss more than Brayelin Martinez, who scored a game-high 31 points to take her Caribbean team to the brink of victory.
 
The impressive Gaila Gonzalez was also a constant threat to the Koreans, contributing 17 points, while middle blocker Jineiry Martinez chipped in with 14.
 
Ranked 9th (Dominican Republic) and 10th (Korea) in the world, the match was always expected to be close, but the fans at the Beilun Sport and Art Centre were treated to a heart-stopping thriller, with the result in the balance right until the very end.
 
Lee pulled off an outrageous shot to clinch the first set for the Koreans after they almost let it slip. Dominican Republic levelled the scores at 24-24 after saving a set point but were powerless to prevent Korea taking the set when Lee, lunging forward just to save a point, succeeded in clearing the net to win the point herself and clinch a 1-0 lead for her own side.
 
The second set was just as tight but this time, Dominican Republic capitalised when Korea missed their chance. Kim, who had eight kills in the opening set, added another seven in the second, including one ferocious hit that penetrated the defence to give her a team a set point at 24-23.
 
But Dominican Republic held strong with some powerful blocks and a clever dink from Gonzalez before taking the set to level the match.
Revitalised after winning their first set of the tournament after being soundly beaten 3-0 by China on Tuesday, Dominican Republic made a confident start to the third with 20-year-old Martinez setting the tone by serving an early ace.
 
The formidable pairing of Martinez and Gonzalez then took over with their heavy hitting and accurate shotmaking putting the Koreans under intense pressure as Dominican Republic took the set and the lead.
 
Needing to quickly turn things around, Kim took it upon herself to get her side back into the contest and the Korean captain delivered when it mattered most, producing a stunning array of spikes as the 2014 Asian Games champions forced a deciding fifth set.
 
Dominican Republic led through the shortened fifth set but Korea never gave in and after the teams were tied at 12-12, they reeled off the last three points to clinch victory and trigger wild celebrations among their exhausted but delighted players.
 
:NED NETHERLANDS 3-1 :ARG ARGENTINA
 
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Ekaterinburg, Russia, May 16, 2018 - Anne Buijs was the star of the show for the Netherlands as they recovered from a set down to see off Argentina 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-8, 25-18) and make it two wins from two in Pool 1 of the women’s Volleyball Nations League.
 
Buijs had already impressed for the Dutch with 14 points in their opening 3-0 victory over Thailand, and the 26-year-old - twice voted best outside spiker at the European Championships - was simply too hot for the South Americans to handle, coming up with another 15 points to help the Netherlands make it six wins over Argentina in major world-level competitions. 
 
Buijs was ably assisted by her partner-in-crime Celeste Plak, who had top-scored against the Thais with 16 points and added another 13 against Argentina. Middle blocker Nicole Koolhaas (10 points) and captain Maret Balkestein-Grothues (six points) also played their part, while Yvon Belien had seven points, three blocks and two aces. 
 
It was an all-too familiar story for Argentina, who also won the first set against hosts Russia in their first outing before succumbing to a 3-1 defeat. Anahi Florencia Tosi led the way with 11 points, while her sister Agnes Victoria Michel Tosi contributed seven and wing spiker Elina Rodriguez added eight. Captain Florencia Natasha Busquets Reyes also had three points, three blocks and two aces, but in spite of their bright start the world’s 11th-ranked team simply made too many errors - 21 to the Netherlands’ 13. 
 
Just as they had against the Russians, Argentina made a dominant start, with Antonela Fortuna firing them into a 5-1 lead. Plak responded as the Dutch looked to find a foothold, but the women in orange were undone by a series of errors, and loose serves in particular. The South Americans remained on top throughout, with setter Clarisa Sagardia impressing from deep and the Tosi sisters coming up with the goods at the net. Buijs gave some hints of what was to come with some big hits from out on the left, but she was starved of service as Marrit Jasper came off the bench and served into the net to hand Argentina the opener (25-22). 
 
The second set got off to a much narrower start as the Dutch finally started to get into their groove, with good work from Laura Dijkema and captain Balkestein-Grothues helping them stay within touching distance. Argentina briefly threatened to run away with it when an Agnes Tosi block clipped the line to give them a 14-11 advantage, but five unanswered points for the Dutch put them back in the driving seat and they never looked back. Belien and Dijkema continued to frustrate their opponents at the net while Plak added further spikes as Jamie Morrison’s side levelled things up (25-19). 
 
A cute touch from Balkestein-Grothues and another enormous spike from Plak helped the Netherlands move into a 5-2 lead in the third set, and though Busquets Reyes got one back Argentina went completely AWOL, with the Dutch embarking on a devastating streak of eight consecutive points. Buijs and Koolhaas both starred as the Europeans, in total control, took an 11-point lead into the technical time out (16-5). Argentina failed to even make it into double figures as Balkestein-Grothues whipped a brilliant spike cross-court on the way to securing a straightforward set for the Dutch (25-8). 
 
Argentina rallied at the start of the fourth, with a huge spike from Rodriguez cancelling out a nice touch from Belien. It was nip-and-tuck through the early part of the set, but after more excellent work from Belien - first a block and then a sizzling diagonal spike - the Dutch took an advantage that they wouldn’t relinquish (8-6). More magic from Buijs helped them extend their lead to 18-13 by the final time out, and thanks to some fine defensive work from libero Myrthe Schoot they soon brought up six match points. Argentina saved one, but a service fault from Julieta Constanza Lazcano ensured the Netherlands’ 3-1 victory. They should go into Thursday’s crunch game against hosts Russia with plenty of confidence, while Argentina will be desperate to get a first win on the board against Thailand. 

 
:CHN CHINA 3-0 :BEL BELGIUM
 
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Ningbo, China, May 16, 2018 - Xinyue Yuan produced a sublime all-round display to lead a younger, less experienced Chinese team to a comprehensive 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-13) victory over Belgium on the second day of the inaugural women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Wednesday. 
 
With the world's number one ranked team opting to rest several senior players, including the captain Zhu Ting, Yuan joined her teenage teammate Yingying Li in a potent demonstration of the incredible depth of talent in the Chinese squad.
 
Yuan, 21, finished with 13 points, including eight of nine winning spikes, while Li chipped in with nine points,from eight kills a single block, and Fangxu Yang racked up seven offensive points before being substituted for the third set.
 
Opposite spiker Kaja Grobelna led Belgium with 13 points while the energetic Britt Herbots tallied six and Laure Flament five as the Europeans found the Olympic champions too tough after starting the tournament with a 3-0 win over Korea.
 
China, the early favourites to win the new competition, collected maximum points for the second match in a row after beating Dominican Republic 3-0 on Tuesday and show no sign of letting up with the next wave of players pushing for selection.
 
With so many potent shotmakers in the squad, China was able to go on a series of high-scoring runs, racking up the points against a committed and skilful Belgian team that ultimately had no answers to the power of the host-nation.
 
With the crowd at the Beilun Sport and Art Centre still buzzing after Korea's thrilling 3-2 win over Dominican Republic in the earlier pool game, China's players showed off their full repertoire of skills both in attack and defence and it was breathtaking at times.
 
A block from 20-year-old blocker Yuanyuan Wang saw China race out to a 15-5 lead before a kill from middle blocker Yuan stretched the advantage to 18-7.
 
The Yellow Tigers managed to save three set points but a clinical dump from substitute wing spiker Yanhan Liu clinched the set for China.
 
With Grobelna and Herbots finding their rhythm, Belgium kept in closer touch with China in the second set but came up just short and China's heavy hitters then ran away with the third to win in straight sets.
 
:RUS RUSSIA 3-1 :THA THAILAND
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Ekaterinburg, Russia, May 16, 2018 - Captain Kseniia Parubets produced another sensational performance to help Russia overcome a spirited challenge from Thailand on Wednesday, and move level with the Netherlands at the top of Pool 1 in the women’s Volleyball Nations League after a hard-fought 3-1 (25-23, 13-25, 25-18, 30-28) win.
 
Parubets had already been instrumental in Russia’s 3-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday - top-scoring with 21 points - and she was at it again at the Palace of Sports, leading by example with an eye-watering total of 24 points - over a quarter of her team’s final haul.
 
The 23-year-old finished with a game-high 23 spikes, while Natalia Malykh added a further 18 points for the hosts - 16 spikes, one block and one ace - and middle blocker Irina Fetisova chipped in with 12. 
 
Thailand perhaps deserved better after an impressive showing, and came agonisingly close to taking the match into a deciding fifth set. Pimpichaya Kokram led the way for the visitors with 17 points, closely followed by Hattaya Bamrungsuk on 14 and Ajcharaporn Kongyot on 12. 
 
The Thais - ranked 16th in the world, compared to fifth for the Russians - actually outscored the hosts 94-93 on points, but they failed to make their dominance count at the key moments as they looked to claim just a second win in 15 meetings with Russia, and their first since 2013. 
 
On paper, then, Russia were the clear favourites - especially on home soil - but the visitors apparently hadn’t read the script. Kokram and Pornpun Guedpard helped the Asians surge into a 7-3 first-set lead, though the Russians served notice of their potential by winning two spectacular rallies, with Malykh and Olga Biryukova doing the damage. More excellent setting from Pornpun gave Thailand a 16-11 advantage, but Russia clawed it back in a breathless end to the set. Ekaterina Efimova and Malykh got the hosts back on level terms, before back-to-back spikes from Biryukova and a Fetisova effort brought up set point, and Malykh saw it out in style (25-23). 
 
The second set followed a similar pattern as Thailand once again hit the ground running, with an ace from Hattaya seeing them into a 6-1 lead. A fine block from Chatchu-On Moksri and another thundering spike from Pimpichaya extended the gap to eight points (14-6), and though Russia rang the changes they were unable to reduce the deficit. Ajcharaporn added a couple more with a deft mixture of silk and steel, and the hosts soon found themselves a whopping 12 points adrift. Russia rallied briefly but the set was always going Thailand’s way, with Hattaya providing the final flourish (25-13). 
 
Russia began to assert themselves again after a cagey start to the third set, with a huge effort from Irina Voronkova setting them on a charge. Chatchu-On kept Thailand ticking over, but another spike from Malykh put the hosts into a five-point lead (11-6). Parubets began to demonstrate why she is the terror of the Russian attack, with several monster hits from the captain putting Pankov Vadim’s side well on the way to taking the set. Iuliia Kutiukova came off the bench to shore things up as Thailand sent a return long to hand Russia the initiative (25-18). 
 
Thailand had been steadily improving at the net throughout, and captain Pleumjit Thinkaow came up with a sensational block as they raced into a 9-3 lead at the start of the fourth. Chatchu-On also got up well as the visitors kept their noses in front, despite good work from Malykh, Efimova and Fetisova. Pimpichaya’s commanding spike made it 21-18 to Thailand, but a magnificent block from Efimova kept Russia alive heading into an extraordinary finale. Thailand had opportunities to send the match into a decider - while the hosts squandered three match points - but fittingly it was Parubets who had the final word as the Russians finally got the better of their courageous visitors (30-28). 
 
Russia were far from their fluent best but maintained a perfect record going into Thursday’s highly anticipated clash against the Dutch - who have also won two from two - while Thailand will be hopeful of claiming a first victory over Argentina after this encouraging display. 
 
:BRA BRAZIL 3-1 :JPN JAPAN
 
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Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 16, 2018 - Opposite spiker Tandara Caixeta lifted Brazil as they recovered from a set down to see off a spirited Japan 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-11) and claim's the pool hosts first win of the women's Volleyball Nations League.

The 29 year-old, who had 16 points to her name on Tuesday, took a while to settle but once she found her mark, she was unstoppable, scoring an whopping 25 points (including 2 aces) as she piled spike after spike on a poor Japan defense in an eye-watering performance.

Tandara was ably assisted by middle blocker Adenizia Da Silva (9 blocks, 15 points) as the Olympic champs scored their first points coming from behind.

Japan perhaps deserved better after an impressive showing as the Asian blocked had dominated the first set (5 of the team's 13 in total) and Sarina Koga scored 15 points.

Pool hosts Brazil were out to redeem themeselves after their shocking opening day defeat in the hands of Germany - but Japan also needed to bounce back after they lost to Serbia.

And just as they did against Germany, the Brazilians took an early lead as Gabriela Braga Guimaraes turned on the style (6-3). For the longest time, the South Americans remained in control despite Kanami Tashiro's smart decision making at the net and two reversed calls (16-12). Japan's block then started to thwart Brazil's plan with 5 kills into the first set to level at 18-18. All of a sudden, the pressure mounted onto the hosts as Tandara Caixata missed spike after spike (25-22).

With now four straight sets lost for their favourites, the home crowd were less than happy. The local fans did have something to smile about, however, when the 2016 Olympic gold medallists finally hit the target thanks to no one but Tandara (6-4). The Osasco wing spiker kept on the good work and lead the Seleçao to a 17-11 lead as the Japanese block lost the manual. Now in cruise control, a Roberta-lead Brazil remained in front despite a last-minute rally from Japan (25-18).

It seemed to have no effect on coach Kumi Nakada's team as the Japanese started strong while Brazil once again lurched back into old and inefficient routines (7-4). But the hosts clawed back into the game as their defence finally woke up and captain Roberta Silva Ratzke came up with a sensational block (9-9). It was just what was needed for the Brazilians to assert themselves: with their nose now in front as well as a really good defense, the South Americans seemed untouchable when they leapfrogged their opponents (16-13) but a magnificient spike from Sarina Koga kept Japan alive heading into the business end of the third (18-18). Another huge Tandara spike and a deft play by Roberta helped the Brazilians turned the table on Japan (25-23).

The Asians, ranked 6th in the world, completed collapsed in the fourth, allowing their hosts to run away with it (12-4) as the Japanese machine misfired and Saori Takahashi got it all wrong. A Brazil double save and a fabulous dig from Amanda then saw the South American champions remain in a commanding position (16-7). Nothing was to stop Brazil from easing past a defenseless Japan: it was only a matter of when, not if, as the massively popular libero Jaque came on in the closing minutes to wrap it up (25-11).
 
:SRB SERBIA 3-0 :GER GERMANY 
 
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Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 16, 2018 - Jovana Stevanovic's ten blocks helped Serbia to easily see off Germany 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-17) and claim their second straight win in Wednesday's action at the women's Volleyball Nations League.

Scandicci's Stevanovic led the way for an incredibly efficient Balkan wall with ten kills to her name, almost half of her team's 22. The 25 year-old also scored three spikes to round off a stunning performance.

On top of that, Brankica Mihajlovic scored 19 points as Serbia showed they came to Brazil with hunger for success.

Germany made too many mistakes to trouble Terzic Zoran's team: the usually formidable duo of Louisa Lippmann (5 spikes out of 23 attempts) and Maren Fromm (3 out of 14) was limited to under fifteen points in total.

Both teams came into the game off victories of Brazil (3-1) and Japan (3-0) but history was on the side of Germany as the Balkan side have only beaten Germany once before in a world competition, at the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix.

But statistics are meant to be contradicted and the Serbs took an early lead thanks to a commanding performance from their wall, who managed seven kills in the first set alone. Germany was too clumsy and, when Lippman failed to hit the target once again, Serbia easily claimed the first set after another block by Stevanovic (25-16).

It was more of the same in the second with Germany hitting wide while Mihajlovic and Ana Bjelica turned on the style. This gave Serbia a commanding lead. But Germany is a formidable opponent and clawed back into the set when Lippman finally found the instruction manual with back-to-back spikes. It just wasn't enough, however, and Serbia surged to a 2-0 lead (25-21).

With the wind in its sails, Serbia cruised to an easy victory as the Olympic silver medallists didn't stutter: Tijana Boškovic came on but the young superstar didn't have her work cut ouf for her as Germany couldn't mount a challenge for the Serbs. Mistake after mistake gave Serbia an insurmontable lead to finish off their sweep (25-17).
 
:POL POLAND 3-2 :ITA ITALY
 
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Lincoln, United States, May 16, 208 - Agnieszka Kakolewska produced a true captain’s performance to power Poland’s Volleyball Nations League campaign into life with a fearless all-round display to sink Italy in a nail-biting 3-2 victory (21-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-17, 15-12).

Kakolewska thundered down the decisive kill to spark huge celebrations as the young Polish side racked up its first win of the tournament and completed an effort that saw the skipper turn in 21 total points, highlighted by tenacious defense. Malwina Smarzek provided priceless support throughout and was the heartbeat of Poland’s attacking output, contributing 23 attacking winners.

Anastasia Guerra was persistent for Italy in a contest that could have gone either way and was locked at 12-12 in the fifth before Kakolewska and Smarzek combined for three straight points. Guerra racked up 15 points on attack and three more with intelligent serving, but her brave endeavors just fell short.

Poland is ranked 22nd in the world and, as one of the VNL’s challenger teams, faces the threat of being relegated at the end of the season. Tuesday’s hard-fought performance in defeat to the United States was hugely encouraging, but it is this result that will add a major boost to head coach Jacek Nawrocki’s hopes of tournament survival.

For Italy, ranked seven but using a young and inexperienced line-up while senior players are being rested at the end of the tiring European campaign, the narrow defeat was a painful blow. There was little to separate the teams but ultimately Poland held its nerve at the moments of greatest pressure and recovered from a difficult start.

Trailing 20-16 in the first set Nawrocki’s team fought back to 21-21 on the back of a spirited serving streak from Martyna Lukasik. However, Italy’s two most dominant players then took over, with Miryam Sylla unleashing two huge spikes and Guerra following another winner with an unreturnable serve to seal the set.

Smarzek, whose physicality and tenacity had given the USA headaches on Tuesday, was largely neutralized in the first, but found her groove after the interval. An uncharacteristically tame miss led to a snarl of frustration and seemed to spark her into life, and Poland rode her improved form into a comprehensive lead. 

There was an extended delay with Poland leading 19-11 as Italy coach Davide Mazzanti and captain Ofelia Malinov were increasingly angered by the outcome of a video replay that appeared to show no more than a routine kill by Smarzek, the 191cm opposite spiker.

Poland closed out the set handily, but momentum would soon shift again and when Serena Ortolani’s inspired run of form gave Italy the third frame, the Polish challenge seemed to be withering.

However, just like their clash against the Americans, the Poles were unfazed by adversity. Kakolewska gathered her players around her and demanded a fresh burst of enthusiasm to begin the fourth and Italy’s surge ran out of steam with Guerra and Sylla going temporarily cold.

Poland started the fifth in resounding fashion and swiftly opened up a 7-1 lead that looked to be enough to clinch victory, but this classic contest was not done yet. Marina Lubian stepped up to pull Italy level with a winning block and an accurate spike winner and the clash was in the balance once more. 

Ultimately though, the game’s two most impactful players - Kakolewska and Smarzek - came through in the clutch, sealing the final three points and a morale-boosting triumph for one of the tournament’s most exciting young teams.

Poland plays Turkey on Thursday, while Italy concludes action at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Nebraska by challenging the host nation later the same day.
 
 
:TUR TURKEY 3-2 :USA UNITED STATES 
 
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Lincoln, United States, May 16, 2018 - Zehra Gunes’ defensive masterclass led Turkey to a stunning upset of the United States in the Volleyball Nations League, as the heavily-favored hosts went down in a 3-2 thriller (28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 24-26, 16-14).

Gunes came up with eight huge blocks as Turkey dug deep to withstand a furious American fightback and send the world champions tumbling to an unexpected defeat in front of their own fans in Nebraska.

Meryem Boz was also in top form, piling on 15 attacking points as Turkey, with 11 rookies in its squad, held its nerve to overcome one of the most powerful teams in world volleyball.

Captain Jordan Larson spent most of the first two sets on the bench but spearheaded the USA revival after the hosts went 2-0 down. However, it was not enough to see off the visitors, who grew in confidence throughout and now have two straight VNL victories to begin their campaign. Kim Hill collected 15 kills for Karch Kiraly’s Americans.

Kiraly’s team was expected to have things its own way at Bob Devaney Sports Center this week but after surviving a close encounter against 22nd-ranked Poland on Tuesday, finally saw their luck run out against the 12th-ranked Turks.

The exhortations of a passionate and patriotic audience helped the USA survive a match point in the fourth set and save three more in the fifth to level things at 14-14, but one final block clinched a memorable triumph for the underdogs in the inaugural version of the VNL.

The night started with a set that became an instant classic. Over and over towards the end of the first, it seemed like the USA’s quality would shine through, but Turkey simply refused to go away. Wing spiker Ebrar Karakurt, 18, made a strong impact off the bench and there were countless magical contributions. Maliha Ismailoglu pulled things level with a delightful flip over the top, Boz turned defender with a set-saving block and three American set points were withstood before Turkey finally got one of their own - and converted when Kelsey Robinson drove the ball long.

A swift American reaction was expected and a 9-5 lead was duly built in the second, but, with Larson and Michelle Bartsch-Hackley on the sidelines, some uncharacteristically sloppy play crept in. Both of those big hitters came in late in the set, but Boz clinched it with a sneaky tip over two blockers.

Turkey coach Giovanni Guidetti was a bundle of energy, clapping, pumping his fist and urging even more effort from his tireless troop. Even a 18-11 USA lead in the third was not safe, the Americans being thankful for an overturned line call that gave them enough breathing room to narrow the gap.

The end of the fourth set onwards was when Gunes truly stamped her authority. Three big blocks and a brutal spike from the 194cm middle blocker gave Turkey match point, only for some untimely nerves to allow the USA to turn a 24-23 deficit into a 26-24 set win.

At that point, a Turkish collapse could perhaps have been forgiven, but while Guidetti’s team are still somewhat raw, they are made of stern stuff. Gunes was everywhere as Turkey eked out a 12-8 lead, then held three more match points at 14-11. Nerves surfaced once more, with Boz missing a clearcut chance for glory when her spike bounced off the antenna and the USA brought the scores even.

But a miss from Hill and one last defensive gem block gave Turkey the result it deserved - and provided the VNL with one of its first sensational upsets.

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VolleyRuller96    151

PRELIMINARY ROUND STANDINGS
after 1 played match

System:
1. CHINA is automaticaly qualified as final 6 Host.
2. TOP 5 TEAMS after the preliminary round qualify for the final round.
3. If China is among the top 5 teams , THE 6-th RANKED TEAM also qualifies.

4. The 12 CORE TEAMS can not be relegated.

4. The WEAKEST PLACED  CHALLENGER team may be relegated from the competition if they lose the relegation playoff against the FIVB Challenger Cup (to be  played at a later date) winner.

Tie-Break Criteria:

1.Matches Won/Lost Ratio (MW/ML)
2. Points Achieved (3 PTS = 3:0 or 3:1 win ; 2 PTS = 3:2 win ; 1PTS = 2:3 defeat ; 0PTS = 0:3 or 1:3 defeat)
3. Set Ratio.

 

 

  Nation MW ML PTS SET 
1. :CHN  QUALIFIED                             2      0      6 6:0
2. :SRB  2 0 6 6:0
3. :NED  2 0 6 6:1
4. :RUS  2 0 6 6:1
5. :TUR  2 0 5 6:2
6. :USA  1 1 4 5:4
7. :BRA  1 1 3 4:4
8. :BEL CHALLENGER 1 1 3 3:3
9. :GER  1         1        3         3:4   
10. :POL CHALLENGER                     1 1 2 4:5
11. :KOR  1 1 2 3:5
12. :ITA  0 2 1 2:6
13 :DOMCHALLENGER  0 1 2:6
14 :ARG CHALLENGER                            0 2 0 2:6
15 :THA  0 2 0 1:6
16: :JPN  0 2 0 1:6

 

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VolleyRuller96    151

WOMEN'S Week 1, day 3 SCHEDULE (17 MAY 2018)

all times are CEST

 

10:00 :DOM Dominican Republic - :BEL Belgium 

13:30 :ARG Argentina - :THA Thailand

13:30 :CHN China - :KOR South Korea

16:00 :NED Netherlands - :RUS Russia

20:00 :BRA Brazil - :SRBSerbia

22:30 :JPN Japan - :GER Germany 

00:00 :TUR Turkey - :POL Poland 

02:30 :ITA Italy - :USA United States 

 

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heywoodu    2,242

Just saw Netherlands - Brazil will be played in the week where Apeldoorn :NED hosts a pool :yikes:

 

Awesome, what better way to welcome my Brazilian girlfriend into the Netherlands then bringing her to a match to see Brazil lose? :d 

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