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VNL M: Slovenia storms past Serbia to retain Final 8 chances, Nishida’s serves elusive for ’Volleyroos’

by WoV

The Slovenia National Team registered an important victory in the opening match of the third week of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Slovenia (Photo: en.volleyballworld.com)

Beating Serbia 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-23) in an hour and 15 minutes in Pool 6’s encounter in Gdańsk, Poland, the national team of Slovenia maintained their chances for the Final 8 tournament. Slovenia’s job against Serbia was easier due to the fact that their rival was missing some top-class players. Both the Slovenians and the Serbs are at four wins and five defeats, still behind the places that bring the much-desired ticket to the final tournament. For the first time in this year’s edition of the Nations League, Slovenia played in, on paper, the most experienced line-up. For the first time, head coach Mark Lebedew was able to count on Čebulj, captain Urnaut (the match’s top scorer with 12 points and 73.33% attack; 11/15), Štern…

The VNL 2022 matches this week in Osaka (Pool 5) were eagerly anticipated by Japanese players and supporters, and the reunion between the squad and its fans got off to a great start when the Asians won their first match at home. With the help of 6 aces from star opposite Yuji Nishida, the Japanese defeated Australia 3-1 (25-18, 25-15, 23-25, 25-19) to earn their seventh victory of the competition and move closer to the VNL Finals – they are currently ranked fourth in the charts. The 22-year-old Nishida scored 24 points, which was the most in the game. Yuki Ishikawa was also great in the service with 5 aces.

Brazil beat Germany 3-1 to reach the fourth successive win and move up to the sixth place, while the Netherlands swept China and noted the third victory in a row which placed them in the seventh position in the standings.

2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League – preliminary stage, Week 3, today’s matches:

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