Orange celebration in Rotterdam! Netherlands are in the finals of EuroVolley 2015! Home side played a perfect game. Lonneke Sloetjes was amazing in attack, Anne Buijs made numerous fantastic serves, Robin De Kruijf dominated on the net… But the whole team also showed a winning character. Dutch girls managed to save two set points in the third set and then to finish the match for huge joy of the home crowd.
FINAL ROUND – 13 / SEMIFINALS – 13 / –
|Game||Date/Time||Teams||Set||Result per set||Stats||Videos|
|Semifinal 1||03. 10. 2015 15:30||The Netherlands ( W )||vs||Turkey ( W )||3:0||25:22; 25:18; 28:26||STAT|
|Semifinal 2||03. 10. 2015 18:30||Russia ( W )||vs||Serbia ( W )||3:1||25:23; 25:23; 21:25; 25:22||STAT|
Check out play by play game coverage of the first semifinal.
9:4, Buijs continues with great performance, unstoppable attack
11:5, Sloetjes… Do we already have the first finalist?
14:9, Home side is marching toward the straight sets win…
16:10. Netherlands have +6 at the 2nd TTO
17:14, Turkey managed to decrease the margin…
18:16, Gozde was good at the net, it is getting interesting
19:18, Great block, look at the score!
20:18, But another service mistake of Turkish team in crucial moments
20:19, Kubra Akman scores
20:20, Sloetjes sends the ball out of bounds!
20:21, Ace serve by Gozde!!! What a comeback by Turkey
22:23, One point per each side…
23:23, Sloetjes ties the score with great spike
23:24, Set point for Turkey!
24:25, Gozde with smart spike
25:25, Sloetjes has an answer. Everybody are standing in the Arena
26:25, BIG BLOCK! Match point!
26:26, The score is tied again!
28:26, WHAT A BLOCK! It’s over – The Netherlands are in the finals!
2:0, Netherlands with great opening of the 2nd set
5:5, still all tied
11:6, Great block then another ace by Buijs , home side is on fire
12:7, Turkey call for a time-out
14:9, The home side regain +5, Turkey call the second time-out
19:13, Flier scores, then Turkish players make mistake
22:14, Manon Flier is unstoppable at the moment
24:17, Seven set points for the home side
0:2, Turkey won the two opening points. Home fans do not like this…
3:3, superspike by Anne Buijs for big joy at Ahoy Arena
4:3, first lead of Netherlands! Sloetjes with amazing kill
9:9, it’s all tied at the moment
11:10, Turkey have to improve serve, too many mistakes
12:13, Neriman scores and theaway team is in front again
16:14, Sloetjes hammers the ball again, Dutch team have +2 at the 2nd TTO
17:15, one point for each side after the break
18:17, fantastic digging from the Turkish team! Ozsoy scores at the end
19:17, you should have seen celebration of Dutch team after this point! Great pipe from Buijs
22:18, Netherlands need 3 more points to win the 1st set
23:19, Turkey had several chances to approach to -2, but at the end Sloetjes punished them with huge spike
23:21, it’s not over! Turkey scores twice in a row, time-out Netherlands
24:21, Buijs scores, home side have 3 set points
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