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VNL 2019 W: Poland surpass Brazil in game for volleyball gourmets, Netherlands glue up Bulgaria to bottom of standings

by WoV
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Poland and Brazil played, probably, the most intense match in the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, so far, with the European side prevailing by a 3-2 (25-20, 25-22, 26-28, 18-25, 15-9).



Poland started the Week 2 match in Pool 8 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, against Brazil strongly, taking the first two sets. The same balance of power was seen at the beginning of the third set as Poland had a comfortable lead (8-3) but squandered it until the end fo the set. When you provide the hand of salvation to Brazil, it usually ends with them firmly grasping it. Hence the tie-break. Although, Poland had their chances to avoid this scenario given that they led by four in the fourth set (6-2). But, after Poland took a 7-2 in the fifth set, it was all over for Brazil. Poland are at 4-1 in the tournament. Malwina Smarzek shone once again for Poland with 28 points, while Agnieszka Kąkolewska was amazing in the block (7). Ana Beatriz Corrêa “Bia“ top-scored for Brazil with 16 points of which 7 came from the block.



The Netherlands made their fans at the Omnisport hall happy with a four-set victory over Bulgaria. The Dutch team recovered from losing the opening set, showing some exceptional volleyball in the third set in which they created a 9-0 lead. Marrit Jasper highlighted the Netherlands with 22 points. She made 5 kill blocks, just like her teammate Nicole Oude Luttikhuis. Gergana Dimitrova scored 16 points for Bulgaria, who still did not win and are stuck to the bottom of the standings.

2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 2 – Day 2:

Pool 5 (Conegliano, Italy):

Serbia – Dominican Republic  3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 25-12, 25-19)

USA – Italy 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11)

Pool 6 (Ankara, Turkey):

Japan – Russia 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 26-24)

Germany – Turkey 0-3 (21-25, 16-25, 15-25)

Pool 7 (Macau, China):

South Korea – Thailand 1-3 (21-25, 25-19, 19-25, 20-25)

China – Belgium 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-14)

Pool 8 (Apeldoorn, Netherlands):

Poland – Brazil 3-2 (25-20, 25-22, 26-28, 18-25, 15-9)

Netherlands – Bulgaria 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19)




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