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#RoadToToyko W: Turkey secure semifinal berth after nearly squandering 2-set lead vs. Belgium

by WoV
source: cev.eu; Photo: cev.eu

Turkey clinched the only remained spot for the semifinals of the 2020 European Women’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier.

Turkey

Turkey

The last round of the pool stage was about to determine a couple of things regarding the semifinals but only one was in regard to the spot in the knockout stage.

Prior to the last round, the Netherlands and Poland secured a semifinal berth in Pool A, while Germany was the only certain team for the next stage in Pool B. Belgium or Turkey fought each other for the remaining spot in this pool and the latter prevailed in a thrilling 5-setter and after nearly squandering 2-0 lead in sets: 3-2 (25-20, 25-15, 20-25, 22-25, 15-10).

Meryem Boz top-scored for the winning side with 26 points, while Eda Erdem Dündar made 5 kill blocks. Britt Herbots tallied 22 points for Belgium.

2020 European Women’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier, pool stage – Round 4

January 10:

POOL A

Poland – Azerbaijan, 20:00 CET

POOL B

Germany – Croatia 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-23)

Turkey – Belgium 3-2 (25-20, 25-15, 20-25, 22-25, 15-10)

Standings

 

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