China after tiebreak beat Turkey in Hong Kong and is on the way to Sapporo. In second match Czech Republic gets second win, this time with Argentina.

 

 

CHINA – TURKEY 3-2 (19-25 25-17 25-20 15-25 15-10)
Line-ups and scores:
China: J.S.Shen (4), R.Q.Hui (12), J.J.Yang (14), C.L.Zeng (14), N.Yin (1), Y.L.Xu (10), D.N.Shan (L) and T. Zhu (23), N. Wang, L. Zhang
Turkey: Aydemir (2), Tokatioglu (7), Toksoy (7), Darnel (24), Sonsirma (14), Avci (4), Karadayi (L) and Önal Pasaoglu, Ozsoy (12), Karakoyun, Cansu (2)

First set last under command of Turkey. Team achieved lead after first technical time out and even rising star, outside hitter Ting Zhu didn’t help China to turn set over. In second set Zhu stayed on court and China quick took advantage by strong spikes and block, similarly looked also third set. Fourth set till second technical time out, but since 16-14 for Turkey China barely got only one point. In tiebreak’s beginning battle was really close and China started taking lead by amazing defense. Turkey tried to decrease it by opposite Neslihan Darnel. She had some spikes and ace, but made simple error on serve and it ended match.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
China5841 %14213121 %11.2034
Turkey5332 %6131926 %6.2035

Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Ting Zhu231948 %3316
Neslihan Darnel241832 %160620

 

ARGENTINA – CZECH REPUBLIC 1-3 (20-25 25-21 22-25 20-25)
Line-ups and scores:
Argentina: Castiglione (9), Nizetich (10), Sosa (18), Fresco (12), Pinedo (9), Busquets (7), Gaido (L) and Rizzo, Aispurua
Czech Republic: Vincourova (4), Mlejnkova (10), Plchotova (12), Havlickova (25), Vanzurova (13), Monzoni (5), Jasova (L) and Dostalova, Hodanova, Kossanyiova (8)

Czech without bigger obstacles won fist set thanks to poor Argentinian reception and goos spike by opposite Aneta Havlickova and outside hitter Michaela Mlejnkova. Second set started with five points advantage by Czech Republic, but later “Albicelstes” spiked better, especially good was middle blocker Emilce Sosa and it was 12-12. Argentina had solid defense and took second set. At bigger part of third seet Argentina also led, but after second technical time out lose whole advantage and lost set. Last set again Argentina started with high advantage, but also didn’t use it.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Argentina3429%1435244%5.6723
Czech Rep3227%825251%9.3324

Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Emilce Sosa181568 %3214
Aneta Havlickova252442 %80110