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UNIVERSIADE W: Brazil and Russia perfect in pool stage, Hungary’s Németh makes impressive display against Taipei

by WoV
source: results.universiade2019napoli.it; Photo: russiavolley.ru

The quarterfinal line-up of the Women’s Volleyball tournament in the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples (Italy) is set as four teams ended the pool stage as undefeated sides while the other four teams that will be in the final eight got a 2-1 record each. Note that Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).



The defending champions Russia claimed the top spot in Pool A in the Women’s Volleyball tournament at the 2019 Summer Universiade. Russia beat Canada in the last round in Pool A by a 3-1 (25-17, 19-25, 25-21, 25-15) to finish top of the pool with a 3-0 record and 9 points. Anna Lazareva was unstoppable for Russia with 29 points (4 kill blocks). Canada, who made as much as 50 unforced errors in the match against Russia, also secured a spot in the quarterfinals but as the second-placed side in the pool (2-1 and 6 points).

In Pool B, Brazil defeated Ukraine 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-12) with 13 points from Sabrina Machado to secure advancement to the quarterfinals as the No.1 in the pool (3-0 and 9 points). Germany downed China in four sets in a direct duel for the place in the final eight. Germany’s Luisa Keller and China’s Chen Xiaoqi shared the top-scorers title of the match with 17 points apiece. Lea Ambrosius made 4 kill blocks for a European side.

The three teams in Pool C had practically equal chances of going to the quarterfinals prior to the last round. Hungary defeated Chinese Taipei by a 3-1 (25-15, 16-25, 25-19, 25-21) and settled at the top of the pool with a 3-0 record and 8 points. At the same time, they prevented rivals from advancing to the final eight, leaving them at 1-2 and 3 points, which was only enough for a third place in the pool. Hungary’s opposite hitter Anett Németh was brutal with 35 points. Zsófia Gyimes set up 4 kill blocks. The Czech Republic benefited from this outcome and settled at No.2 in the pool (2-1 and 6 points) with a 3-1 win over Argentina. Lucie Nová scored 17 points for the Czechs but a display of Pavlína Šimáňová was more impressive: 7 kill blocks.

Japan ended their Pool D campaign excellently with a 3-0 record and 9 points, dropping only one set to their rivals. In the last round, they ruined USA’s chances of advancing to the quarterfinals by sweeping them in straight sets, partially 25-15, 25-18, and 25-23. Mikoto Shima was Japan’s most prolific player with 13 points. Italy prevailed over Switzerland by a 3-0 and will go to the final eight as the No.2 (2-1 and 6 points). Elena Perinelli scored 13 points (4 aces), while Alexandra Botezat set up 5 kill blocks for the “Azzurrine“.

Women’s Volleyball tournament in the 2019 Summer Universiade, Day 3:


Russia – Canada 3-1 (25-17, 19-25, 25-21, 25-15)

Thailand – Mexico 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-17)


Germany – China 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 25-17)

Ukraine – Brazil 0-3 (22-25, 21-25, 12-25)


Hungary – Chinese Taipei 3-1 (25-15, 16-25, 25-19, 25-21)

Czech Republic – Argentina 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-12)


Switzerland – Italy 0-3 (22-25, 19-25, 14-25)

Japan – USA 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-23)


Quarterfinals (July 9):

Russia vs. Czech Republic (12:00 C.E.T.)

Japan vs. Germany (14:30 C.E.T.)

Brazil vs. Italy (17:30 C.E.T.)

Hungary vs. Canada (20:00 C.E.T.)



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