Home » MONTREUX MASTERS 2019: Unstoppable Smarzek leads Poland to premiere title

MONTREUX MASTERS 2019: Unstoppable Smarzek leads Poland to premiere title

by WoV
source: volleymasters.ch; Photo: volleymasters.ch

Poland Women’s national team clinched the Montreux Volley Masters title for the first time in the history of this annual pre-season tournament in Switzerland.



Poland beat Japan in the 2019 Montreux Volley Masters final to win their first-ever title in the tournament. Poland prevailed in fours sets, taking two of them with authority: 25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 26-24.

Malwina Smarzek was on fire in the gold medal encounter, poring in 28 points, while Zuzanna Efimienko-Młotkowska set up as much as 7 kill blocks. As a team, Poland set up 18. In Japan, Yurie Nabeya and Miwako Osanai scored 15 points apiece.

The Last year’s Montreaux Volley Masters winners Italy earned bronze medal this time, beating Thailand in straight sets.

Individual awards

Best outside hitter: Yurie Nabeya (JPN)

Second best outside hitter: Martyna Grajber (POL)

Best middle blocker: Agnieszka Kąkolewska (POL)

Second best middle blocker: Sarah Luisa Fahr (ITA)

Best libero: Mako Kobata (JPN)

Best setter: Nanami Seki (JPN)

Best opposite hitter: Malwina Smarzek (POL)

2019 Montreux Volley Masters, Final Round

Final 1-2: Poland – Japan 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 26-24)

Final 3-4: Thailand – Italy 0-3 (20-25, 18-25, 14-25)



Since you are here…

…we have a small favor to ask. WorldofVolley is one of the most popular volleyball websites in the world that provides many volleyball news daily. We are covering many worldwide competitions, trying to inform all of our fans by publishing the breaking news.

Since we want to keep our future much secure, consider this donate button as a way to support our work and to help us grow.


Related Articles

Leave a Comment

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.