In second day in Macau first win achieved Bulgaria overcoming Netherlands 3-1 (20-25 25-15 25-20 25-23). China got second victory, this time with Cuba 3-0 (25-13 25-20 25-15).

 

In first match Bulgarian team coached by Marcelo Abbondanza after lost first set took the advantage over. The difference made spikes (54-37 for Bulgaria). Good job did not only wing-spikers, Elitsa Vasilieva and Dobriana Rabadzhieva, but also middle blockers, Starhimra Filipova (15 points, the best scorer) and Hristina Ruseva. The best dutch scorer was OH Anne Buijs (18), but she didn’t have a support from others, only middle Quinta Steenbergen. Rest spikers didn’t perform on her standard level.

In second match China in similar way as Netherlands yesterday destroyed Cuba. Again the best scorer was Ting Zhu, this time with 19 points and 60% spike. After first set Juan Carlos Gala (Cuban coach) took from court Melissa Vargas (13-year-old OH) and replaced her by Alena Rojas (nominal MB, played as OPP, Palacio came back as OH). It worked well for a while, but thanks to stupid errors China gained advantage again. Not really good game this time had Yimei Wang who was blocked few times.