In the big final of the EuroVolley U17, Russia defeated Italy with 3-1 (30-28, 26-24, 20-25, 26-24) although the opponents were equal during the whole match. All sets finished with two points of difference.
Both Russia and Italy showed great Volleyball skills in the final match – long rallies and intense play but eventually, the Russians were more concentrated in the decisive moments.
In the match for the third place Turkey defeated hosts Bulgaria with 3-1 and took the bronze medals while in the match for the fifth place which also brings place at World Championship, Romania outclassed Belarus in straight sets and finished the competition on a positive note.
For gold medal
Russia – Italy 3-1 (30-28, 26-24, 20-25, 26-24)
For bronze medal
Turkey – Bulgaria 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 25-19)
For 5th place
Romania – Belarus 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-11)
For 7th place
Germany – Slovenia 3-2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20, 15-7)
Best Outside Hitters:
Aleksandra Georgieva (BUL)
Best Middle Blockers:
Elizaveta Kochurina (RUS)
Claudia Consoli (ITA)
Sude Hacimustafaoglu (TUR)
Polina Matveeva (RUS)
Gulce Gultekin (TUR)
Most Valuable Player:
Valeriia Gorbunova (RUS)
To see complete results, stats and standings, visit our EuroVolley U17 2018 (Female) page.