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EYOF W: Poland came back from 2 sets down vs. Serbia

by WoV
source: cev.lu; Photo: pzps

At the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), Poland got back on track but needed five sets to edge Serbia 3-2 (15-25, 20-25, 30-28, 25-23, and 15-10). Netherlands beat Geece 3:1 (14-25, 25-9, 26-24, and 26-24).

Malwina Smarzek (last on the right) best scorer against Serbia

Malwina Smarzek (last on the right) best scorer against Serbia

Serbia is nevertheless still ranked second in the group with 4 points, with Poland in third place (2) and Greece at the bottom of the charts (0).

Best scorer of the game was Serbian girl Tijana Bošković with 30 points, while Polish Malwina Smarzek scored 20.

In the other game of the day, the Dutch girls continued to shine. After downing 2013 European champions Poland on Monday, the local heroines extended their winning streak coming back from one set down in their fixture with Greece to finish it off with a 3:1 (14-25, 25-9, 26-24, and 26-24) and keep the leadership in Pool A with 6 points.

Jasper was the most efficiant for the hosts with 14, while Greeks, Anthi Vasilantonaki and Olga Strantzali scored 18 each.

In Pool B 2013 European silver medalists Italy got past Turkey 3:1 (25-17, 25-22, 13-25, and 25-20) after these teams had suffered a major setback on the opening day.

After beating Turkey on Monday, Slovenia claimed a second victory this time by besting Germany at the tie-break. Slovenia could not capitalize on a 2:0 lead and had to stand Germany’s furious comeback before bringing it home at the tie-breaker (25-20, 25-17, 20-25, 18-25, and 15-10).

Slovenia currently tops the charts of the group with 5 points followed by Germany with 4, with pre-favorites Italy and Turkey rounding out the table with 3 and 0 respectively.

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