In Pool O, in Kaohsiung city (Chinese Taipei) Turkey beats Dominican Republic after tiebreak. In second game, Algeria lost again 0-3, this time with Italy.

 

 

TURKEY – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 3-2 (25-27 22-25 25-22 26-24 15-13)
Line-ups and scores:
Turkey: Aydemir (3), Ozsoy (2), Cansu (10), Tokatioglu (28), Sonsirma (13), Toksoy (14), Karadayi (L) and Önal Pasaoglu, Darnel (16), Karakoyun, Avci, Uslupehlivan
Dominican Republic: Echenique (2), De La Cruz (27), Vargas (10), Mambru (7), Rivera (20), Fersola (5), Castillo (L) and Martinez (12). Marte (1), Binet, Arias, Peńa

It was a tough battle by both teams. Despite bad reception Dominican players achieved decent spike efficiency. Both teams made the similar amount of errors. Surprise was close, becuase Dominicans led 2-0 and 22-20 in third set. Then they lost five points in a row and it turned match. Also in fourth set we have 24-24, but Dominicana couldn’t grab win for 3 points and later lost tiebreak.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Turkey7139 %964460 %7.632
Dominican Republic6841 %1154529 %4.829

Team Leaders:

ActionsPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced errors
Seda Tokatioglu282551 %2212
Bethania De La Cruz272443 %42113

ITALY – ALGERIA 3-0 (25-13 25-19 25-10)
Line-ups and scores:
Italy: Camera (2), Fiorin (10), Chirichella (3), Diouf (11), Barcellini (13), Folie (6), De Gennaro (L) and Sorokaite (7), Bertone (4), Gennari (3), Caracuta
Algeria: Magnana, Boukhima (8), Aissou (7), Abderrahim (3), Arbouche (11), Mezemate (2), Mansouri (L) and Saoud

Again Algerian team had nothing to say. Italians controlled game in all elements. I suppose that also in next matches Algerians will lose 3-0.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Italy4461 %782523 %6.6718
Algeria2230 %451720 %1.6718

Team Leaders:

ActionsPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced errors
Cristina Barcellini13975 %1133
Kahina Arbouche11960 %1022