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Oranje too strong for Denmark

by WoV
source: volleybal.nl

The first in a series of three friendly matches ended today in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-18) victory for the Netherlands. The additional fourth set went to 25-23 also in favour of Oranje. However, the game was not of high standard


Netherlands NT

,,Despite the 3-0 win volleyball was not on high level at all. It was enough to win, but overall I am not satisfied. Tomorrow we hope for a better game”,said Benne.

In the first set Oranje, came with some help from the Danes and easily got 7-3 lead. The margin was further increased in mid-set (17-10). Later service of Denmark that fell outside the lines, gave the Dutch man win with the score of 25-18.

Netherlands took the early lead again but Danes quickly responded. A service ace by Niels Klapwijk gave home team the lead again (13-11) and strong attacks of Netherlands made it 20-17. The set ended with 25-23 for the Oranje.

During the third set Benne eagerly exchanged and brought four new players in. Daan van Haarlem, Thijs ter Horst, Bas van Bemmelen and Robbert Andringa came within the lines. With these changes team go exactly what they needed and won the third period easily – 25-18

Since it was a friendly encounter, there was a fourth set. Also Maarten van Garderen, Thomas Koelewijn and Robin Overbeeke got some playing time. The Danes were keen to still get a set and came straight ahead (3-5). Netherlands were able to score the equalizing several times and hit at the right time to. At the end of the set Oranje passed (24-23) and was the first set point directly used with a block of playmaker Haarlem: 25-23.

Tomorrow is another friendly match played at 15:00 and Fridays at 19:00.

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