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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/Action Spike points Spike % Block Serve Reception pos. Unforced Errors
Italy 37 60% 14 6 74% 5
Switzerland 24 29% 5 1 57% 15

 

 Team Leaders:

Action/Player Points Spike Points Spike % Spike errors Block Serve Unforced Errors
Valentina Diouf 20 16 50% 1 2 2 2
Laura Unternahrer 10 9 35% 0 1 0 4

 

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/Action Spike points Spike % Block Serve Reception pos. Unforced Errors
France 47 36% 14 0 52% 26
Belgium 45 38% 16 5 58% 13

 

Team Leaders:

Action/Player Points Spike Points Spike % Spike errors Block Serve Unforced Errors
Elizabeth Fedele 13 12 35% 6 1 0 10
Charlotte Leys 11 10 50% 3 1 0 4