Led by the Pole Malwina Smarzek-Godek (18 points) and Caterina Chiara Bosetti (4 blocks), Italy’s Igor Gorgonzola Novara outplayed Russia’s Dinamo-Ak Bars Kazan by a 3-1 (30-28, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20) in Pool E in Police, Poland. Thus, the Serie A side and also the reigning champions of the competition kept the perfect record in the pool of 4-0 (11 points) ahead of the hosts Grupa Azoty Chemik Police. The TAURON Liga champions swept Czech’s VK UP Olomouc by a 3-0 and are now back at -1 in relation to Novara, having a 3-1 record.
Germany’s Allianz MTV Stuttgart is a team whose playing style definitely does not suit Turkey’s Eczacıbaşı VitrA İstanbul. Both of their duels in Pool D – the second one was held today in Kaliningrad, Russia – were resolved in the tie-break, and both in favor of ‘The Tigers’. Serbian Tijana Bošković shone for Eczacıbaşı with 37 points, including 5 blocks. American Krystal Rivers tallied 40 points for Stuttgart! The Sultanlar Ligi members are No.1 in the pool with 4-0 and 10 points. In the all-Russian clash, Dinamo Moscow defeated the hosts Lokomotiv Kaliningrad region in straight sets and remained in contention for the top spot in the pool.
Turkey’s VakıfBank İstanbul defeated the Pool C hosts ŁKS Commercecon Łódź by a 3-0 (21-25, 19-25, 20-25), continuing to lead the pool (4-0; 12 points) and are now close to mathematically secure the qualification for the quarterfinals. The Swede Isabelle Haak put down 21 points on the winning side.
Pool A in Schwerin, Germany, is by far the most competitive of all. Both matches today ended in 5 sets and given that, three teams kept the quarterfinal chances alive. In the all-Italian derby, Unet e-work Busto Arsizio stunned pool leaders Savino Del Bene Scandicci (3-2). Camilla Mingardi top-scored ‘The Butterflies’ with 19 points, including 4 blocks. Thanks to 27 points from Lina Alsmeier, the hosts SSC Palmberg Schwerin downed Poland’s DevelopRes SkyRes Rzeszów (3-2), kept the vice leader’s position in the standings and eliminated the rivals from the battle for the quarterfinals.
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