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VNL 2019 W: Bjelica routes Serbia to 6th successive win over Russia, teenager Stysiak shines for Poland against Belgium

by WoV
source: volleyball.world; Photo: volleyball.world

The reigning world champions Serbia downed big rivals Russia on Day 2 of Week 3 in the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.



Serbia continued their winning streak against Russia (6th win in a row) at major world level tournaments as they beat them in four sets in Pool 12 in Kortrijk (Belgium) after recovering from a set down. Serbia established huge domination over Russian in the block (17-9) and service (13-5). Ana Bjelica scored 27 points for the winning side, including 5 kill blocks and 4 aces. Katarina Lazović also served 4 aces, while Maja Aleksić set up 6 kill blocks. Kseniya Parubets tallied 17 points for “Zbornaya“. Ekaterina Efimova made 4 kill blocks. By suffering a defeat against Serbia, who are at 5-3 in the tournament, Russia lost as much as six successive matches and now have a 1-7 record.



Pool 12 hosts Belgium provided strong resistance to Poland but could not take more than one set to the rivals who now have a 6-2 record. The “Yellow Tigers“ are at 4-4. An 18-year-old opposite hitter Magdalena Stysiak highlighted for Poland with 24 points (4 aces). Britt Herbots, Celine Van Gestel, and Kaja Grobelna scored 14 apiece for Belgium.

2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 3 – Day 2:

Pool 9 (Hong Kong, China):

Italy – Japan 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-22)

Netherlands – China 0-3 (16-25, 19-25, 19-25)

Pool 10 (Lincoln, United States)

South Korea – Brazil, 23:30 C.E.T.

USA – Germany, June 6, 2:30 C.E.T.

Pool 11 (Bangkok, Thailand):

Bulgaria – Turkey 0-3 (14-25, 9-25, 23-25)

Thailand – Dominican Republic 2-3 (29-31, 25-13, 28-30, 25-20, 14-16)

Pool 12 (Kortrijk, Belgium):

Russia – Serbia 1-3 (25-22, 18-25, 11-25, 22-25)

Belgium – Poland 1-3 (22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 23-25)




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