Argentina made surprise beating Germany 3-2 (23-25 25-13 25-18 21-25 12-15). In second match in Pool E Italy defeated Kazakhstan 3-0 (28-26 25-17 25-13).

 

Today, the same as yesterday Germans’ game was incosistent, they had many ups and downs throughoput the play. Germans got 10 small points more (and 10 less errors), but lost tiebreak. Best German scorer was OH Maren Brinker with 21 points, not so good today was OPP Margareta Kozuch (18). Best players from Argentina were not tall, but jumpin MB Emilce Sosa (18) and OH Georgina Pinedo (17). Weak match had OPP Lucia Fresco, only 8 points and 21% spike.

In second game Italy won with Kazakhstan. Only first set was quite tough for Italians, in next sets Italy took control over. Difference made spikes (51 Italy – 33 Kazakhstan). Both teams committed only 26 mistakes (14 KAZ-12 ITA). Best scorers were Italians: Valentina Diouf (OPP, 16 points), Carolina Costagrande (OH, 13), Christina Chirichella (MB, 13) and Kazakh player Tatyana Mudritskaya (OPP, 13).