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LIVE from Rotterdam: Clockwork Orange! Guidetti’s girls are going to the finals!

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Simply impressive performance of the home team! Netherlands defeated Turkey in straight sets and qualified for the EuroVolley finals!!!

Guidetti with girls celebrating

Guidetti with girls celebrating

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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. 

SET 3:

5:2, What a rally! Gizem with two amazing saves, but Sloetjes scores at the end

8:4, Was that a head-block? De Kruijf made a wall and Netherlands is way in front at the 1st TTO

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

21:21, Big mistake of Turkey and lot of lick for Netherlands. Once again there was no one to spike the ball!

21:22, THE BEST POINT OF THE GAME! Two out-of-this-world saves by Grothues, but Turkey used the third chance to win a point.

22:23, One point per each side…

23:23, Sloetjes ties the score with great spike

23:24, Set point for Turkey!

24:24, Buijs saves Netherlands

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!

27:26. SLOETJES!

28:26, WHAT A BLOCK! It’s over – The Netherlands are in the finals!

Netherlands in finals

Netherlands in finals

SET 2

2:0, Netherlands with great opening of the 2nd set

3:3, Eda Erdem is having an excellent game for Turkey

5:5, still all tied

8:6, Ace by Anne Buijs and Netherlands once again have +2 at 1st TTO

11:6, Great block then another ace by Buijs , home side is on fire

12:7, Turkey call for a time-out

12:9, Gozde scores, Turkey reduces the margin

14:9, The home side regain +5, Turkey call the second time-out

16:10, Amazing rally and point by Buijs! Netherlands have huge lead at the 2nd TTO

16:13, Turkey try to get back into this match. Netherlands forced to call a time-out

19:13, Flier scores, then Turkish players make mistake

20:14, Unbelievable save by Gizem, but in vain! Flier scores again 

21:14, Block by De Kruijf, Netherlands are cruising toward the win in the 2nd set

22:14, Manon Flier is unstoppable at the moment

24:17, Seven set points for the home side

25:18, Big fail by Turkish players. Naz made a set but no one was able to rech that ball… Neterlands Turkey 2-0

Netherlands

Netherlands

SET 1:

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

8:6, two great serves of Buijs and Netherlands have +2 at the 1st TTO

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

14:13, fantastic save by Grothues, Netherlands regain the lead

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 

20:17, Uslupehlivan sends the ball out of bounds, time out Turkey

21:17, one more for th home side! Again Sloetjes! Turkey forced to call another time-out.

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

25:22, Robin De Kruijf uses the second one! Netherlands Turkey 1-0! 

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