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EUROVOLLEY 2019 W: Italy, the Netherlands and Germany remain undefeated after four games

by WoV
source: www.eurovolley.cev.eu Photo: CEV

Three teams - Italy, the Netherlands and Germany are still undefeated, four wins in as many matches in the group stage of the EuroVolley. Turkey, Serbia and Poland are also undefeated, but with three games played so far.

Italy vs Slovenia

Italy vs Slovenia


Italy have easily downed Slovenia in Pool B to stay perfect so far, even without losing a set. The Slovenian girls had to surrender after three sets 3-0 (27-25, 25-8, 25-17). Only in the first set we had more excitement, Slovenia led 24-22, but Italy managed to reverse and win the set. In the next two sets Italy took complete control of the game and won 25-8 and 25-17.

Paola Egonu was the best scorer in Italy with 16 points, while Cristina Chirichella contributed 13 points. In Slovenia, Iza Mlakar had 12 points.
Cristina Chirichella, Italy:  ”We played very well in the block-defense line. We also organized the defense in good way. We have achieved our goals for this match. It’s very important to follow the next steps at these championships”

Sara Najdic, Slovenia: “We played the first set really well and had a chance of winning the set. At the result 24:22 we were really close to got it, but in the end we did not succeed. They are an experienced team and have managed to turn that around.  After the first set, we lost focus and failed to maintain our level. But if we win tomorrow, all this will be forgotten.“


the Netherlands vs Estonia

the Netherlands vs Estonia

In Pool C the Netherlands were too strong for the Estonian girls, who just watched the dance of the Dutch girls. Nika Daalderop was the best scorer of the match with 18 points and Juliet Lohuis added 11 points for the Netherland! For Estonia, Kertu Laak and Eliise Hollas got 7 points each.

Jamie Morrison, the Netherlands coach: “I want to say thanks to the fans, they bring lot of energy into the gym and for the team. The Estonian team fought very hard. Maret will be OK, I don’t know when but she will play in this tournament some point.”

Nicole Koolhaas, the Netherlands:
“In the first set we had some troubles. We knew that we are the ones who have to set the level of the game and we had a little trouble with this, so as soon as we started play better, it went fluently.”

Andrei Ojamets, Estonia coach: “Who knows, maybe this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some of the girls to play against world-class players, so I tried to rotate and give the chance for the young players. They have a wider selection of players, so they could easily won the last two sets, but we played with our heart until the last rally.”


Germany vs Slovakia

Germany vs Slovakia

And in Pool D Germany defeated Slovakia, a team that suffered the first defeat at this EuroVolley. Jennifer Gerties had the best display in Germany with 21 points, while Maria Kostelanska had 13 points on the other side.

Felix Koslowski, Germany coach: “Today was even more difficult than yesterday, because we have played against a team with amazing attitude and mentality.”

Marco Fenoglio, Slovakia coach: “We were close to them, but they made still pressure to our defence and blocked strong. Nevertheless, I am very happy with our performances here in Bratislava. It is good also for Slovak volleyball federation.”


Today’s matches:


France – Turkey
Serbia – Greece


Belgium – Poland
Ukraine – Slovenia


Azerbaijan – Estonia
Croatia – Hungary


Russia – Spain
Germany – Belarus




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