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WCQ W: Croatian ladies claim ticket to World Champs third round

by WoV
source: cev.lu; Photo: cev.lu

On Sunday Croatia edged the local heroines of Montenegro 3:1 to finish the first-round qualifier for the 2014 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship held in Herceg Novi in first place thereby also booking a spot for the third stage of the qualification process scheduled for January next year. In the other match of the day Bosnia and Herzegovina edged the F.Y.R. of Macedonia 3:2.

Croatia - Montenegro

Croatia – Montenegro

Croatia started out very strong showing the quality of a team that is set to compete – later this year – in the final round of the European Championship and their supremacy was even more evident in the second set (25-7). The hosts went up 16:10 in set 3 but after the second technical time-out the Croats fired back to level the score at 18. Still the home favorites played with great motivation and could prolong the match to a fourth set (25-23) where Croatia got back full control of the operations and cruised to a well-deserved 3:1 win. The hosts did not look too disappointed in the end as by making it to the second round of the FIVB World Championship they had already written a piece of history for their country.

In the other match of the day Bosnia and Herzegovina edged the F.Y.R. of Macedonia 3:2 (25-18, 23-25, 25-7, 20-25, and 15-8) to claim their first victory in the tournament and settle for third place. Both teams were already out of contention for a spot in the next round of the competition.

To read more news from this competition click on World Championship – European Qualification W.

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