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ECH W: Hosts are in semifinals – Dutch typhoon blows away Poland!

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With the amazing support in Rotterdam’s hall, the Netherlands marched into the semifinals of the 2015 CEV European Championship with a stunning win in four sets against giants Poland 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15)! Lonneke Slöetjes scored game-high 23 points. On the losing side, Katarzyna Ewa Skowrońska-Dolata had 22.

Netherlands

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In Set 1, Poland found out what does it feel like to play against strong team and frantic crowd at the same time. Despite trailing 6-4, the Netherlands quickly leveled 7-7 and went ahead 12-9. In the next several points, Polish women tried to reach the gap and their last attampt was at 16-14. Afterwards, the Dutch typhoon blew Poland away! Dutch players had 7-0 run for 23-14. They didn’t have problems to take this set to an end 25-16.

Poland fought much harder in the second set, not allowing the Netherlands to make a substantial gap. It was 16-14 for the hosts and later 20-17. Polish team showed that it can play in series as well, making monster 6-1 run and took lead 23-21. Dutch players equalized 23-23. It was the challenge that decided the winner of this set, 25-23 for Poland.

Third set was a one-way street. The Netherlands established full control from the start, slowly increasing their lead. The movement of the result went from 7-4, 10-4 over 21-13 to the final 25-16.

The Netherlands played the fourth set on the wings of a previous one. Things looked promising for the Polish ladies as they kept up with the hosts until 10-all. But then, another HUGE run from the Dutch team – 8-0! There was no return for Poland 25-15.

FINAL ROUND / QUARTERFINALS /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Quarterfinal 1 01. 10. 2015 17:00 Russia ( W ) vs Italy ( W ) 3:1 30:28; 20:25; 25:23; 25:20    
Quarterfinal 2 01. 10. 2015 17:30 Turkey ( W ) vs Germany ( W ) 3:2 25:20, 21:25, 20:25, 25:23, 15:12     
Quarterfinal 3 01. 10. 2015 20:00 The Netherlands ( W ) vs Poland ( W ) 3:1 25:16; 23:25; 25:16; 25:15    
Quarterfinal 4 01. 10. 2015 20:30 Serbia ( W ) vs Belgium ( W ) 3:1 19:25; 29:27; 25:11; 25:18  

 

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