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VNL M: Slovenia Clinches Third Win in Antalya

by WoV

In the Volleyball Nations League tournament in Antalya, Slovenia secured their third victory after a hard-fought match against Canada, winning 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 15-10). This win follows their previous triumphs over the Netherlands and France.

Photo: Volleyball World

Slovenia’s performance had its ups and downs, which is typical for this stage of the season. Under the guidance of coach Gheorghe Cretu, the team had a slow start, trailing 1-6 initially and failing to catch up in the first set. However, they quickly found their rhythm.

Slovenia managed to handle Canada’s strong serves and maintained a reliable attack. They seemed poised to win comfortably but faced a setback in the fourth set, which Canada won. In the decisive tie-break, Slovenia played with determination and secured the victory without much uncertainty. In the final set, Slovenia made a decisive move at 6-6, scoring three consecutive points to lead 9-6 and eventually winning the set 15-10 with a strong finish.

Top scorers:

  • Slovenia: T. Štern 23 points, Urnaut 14, Čebulj 21
  • Canada: Maar 27 points, Szwarc 13, Loeppky 12
Standings provided by Sofascore

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