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WCH 2022 W: Serbia, defending champion, gets off to good start; Netherlands reaches 2-0

by WoV

The women’s national team of Serbia started the world title defense in the best possible way—Canada fell after three sets: 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-20).

Serbia Women (Photo: en.volleyballworld.com)

Serbia easily defeated Canada in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Thus, the defending champions enjoyed a bright start to their 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship campaign. The Tokyo Olympic bronze medalists defeated their Canadian opponents in three sets in the Pool C match that concluded the third day of action in the tournament, 25-23, 25-16, and 25-20, to get their championship defense off to a strong start.

Serbian captain Tijana Bošković, the MVP of the World Championship 2018, excelled in her team’s opening game. The 25-year-old opposite collected 23 points, constructed with a match-high 5 aces. She skipped this year’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League, obviously, to be at her best at the ongoing World Championship. Jovana Stevanović made 4 blocks. Alexa Gray scored 12 points for Canada.

Germany celebrated their first victory in the World Champs 2022. They persisted through many ups and downs to defeat Bulgaria 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21) in their opening Pool C encounter in Arnhem. Germany’s primary tactic against Bulgaria in the match was blocking. On the way to the triumph, their middle blocker, Marie Schölzel, produced 6 of her team’s 12 stuffs. Three players—outside hitters Hanna Orthmann and Lina Alsmeier, as well as middle Camilla Weitzel—shared the top scoring honors for Germany with 13 points each. Nasya Dimitrova, a middle for Bulgaria, scored a game-high 20 points. Elitsa Vasileva Atanasijević made 4 blocks.

The Netherlands joined their neighbors, Belgium, at 2-0 in Pool A. The ‘Oranje’ achieved an easy win over Cameroon in Arnhem, mostly thanks to Anne Buijs (11 points) and Eline Timmerman (4 blocks). Estelle Adiana scored 12 points for Africans. Arielle Olomo made 5 blocks.

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