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EC W: Spain and Slovakia to fight for European ticket on last day of action

by WoV
source: cev.lu

After edging Slovakia on Thursday, Spain cruised past Sweden on Friday (25-15, 25-11, and 25-20) to remain atop of the charts in the group and play Israel on Saturday for a ticket to make it to the final round of the 2013 European Championship. The home heroines were edged by Slovakia 1:3 that also remains in full contention for that much wanted European pass.

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Spain – Sweden

Spain started well their match with Sweden (5:1) and dictated the pace of the game (12:8) to move up 20:11 and finished it off with the impressive score of 25-15. Things did not change in the second where Spain went up 6:2 and 8:3 anchored by Milagros Collar and then stretched the lead to a massive 16:5 by the second technical time-out. The final 25-11 was the logical consequence of the total domination displayed by the Spaniards. The score remained a little close in set 3 (8:6) and Sweden played well but still not enough to close the gap (17:15). Spain broke away at 23:18 and eventually pocketed the final 3:0 by sealing that set at 25-20.

I am very happy with this win and the momentum we showed; we shall keep it also for our last match tomorrow” said Spain’s head coach Francisco Hervas.

We are improving match after match and this makes me happy” stated Sweden’s mentor Tina Celinder-Nygren.

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