EuroVolley is on and there is some news from group B. Italy had a short game against Switzerland and Belgium has shown their good side in match with France.

 

Italy – Switzerland 3:0 (25:13, 25:11, 25:13)

Italy: Diouf (18), Bosetti C. (7), Signorile, Costagrande (8), Guiggi (13), Arrighetti (8), De Gennaro (libero), Sorokaite (2), Bosetti L.
Switzerland: Bannwart, Steinemann (3), Granvorka (4), Sirucek, Halter

Result of this game wasn’t surprise for us. As we expected, team from Italy won very quickly, without using too much strength. The most noticeable player was Valentina Diuof, who scored 18 points. The Swiss couldn’t deal with her wonderful actions and when we add their own mistakes there wasn’t any hope for triumph.

The coach of Switzerland, Svetlana Ilic has decided that his team need to change their usual formation to surprise opponents, but this brave move didn’t work. Italians very easy took control of the game, which was he result of very well playing in block (one of the best players in this element was Caterina Bosetti) and serve.

Team Stats:

Team/ActionSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeReception pos.Unforced Errors
Italy3760%14674%5
Switzerland2429%5157%15

 

 Team Leaders:

Action/PlayerPointsSpike PointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Valentina Diouf201650%1222
Laura Unternahrer10935%0104

 

France – Belgium 1:3 (25:22, 19:25, 17:25, 17:25)

France: Kloster (11), Bauer (11), Jupiter (2), Tuifua, Rybaczewski (8), Ortschitt (libero), Steux (2), Schleck (13), Fedele (13), Rochelle (1)
Belgium: Coolman, Dirickx (7), Courtois (1), Heyrman (5), Leys (11), Aelbrecht (8), Hecke (12), Vandesteene (12), Bland (6), Rousseaux (3), van de Vyver (1)

In the first set, the fight was on the same level – each teams played very well in atack, so many actions were finished in first hit. The main moment in this fight was block made by Christina Bauer, what helped France to win.
It was the only triumph in this match for the French, because their opponents motivated themselves well and came back to game with all power. The best side of Belgians was attack, especially performed by van Hecke and Vandesteene.

Team Stats:

Team/ActionSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeReception pos.Unforced Errors
France4736%14052%26
Belgium4538%16558%13

 

Team Leaders:

Action/PlayerPointsSpike PointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Elizabeth Fedele131235%61010
Charlotte Leys111050%3104