Audience in Kazakhstan watched short matches, lasting only a bit more than hour. Both battles: Netherlands against Kazakhstan and Brazil against Cuba ended 3-0.

 

 

KAZAKHSTAN – NETHERLANDS 0-3 (23-25 14-25 16-25)
Line-ups and scores:
Kazakhstan: Ishimtseva (2), Shenberger (7), Nassedkina (8), Omelchenko (4), Jarlagassova (10), Issayeva (5), Storozhenko (L) and Afanasyeva, Gordeyeva (4), Razorenkova, Lukomskaya
Netherlands: Stoltenborg (8), Grothues (5), De Kruijf (6), Pietersen (1), Buijs (6), Steenbergen (11), Knip (L) and Renkema, Flier (8), Belien

Kazakhstan was a competitive opponent only in first set. Later they committed too many errors to come back. They needed strong hitter, like was opposite Tatyana Mudritskaya. Today she and middle blocker Lyudmilla Anarbayeva didn’t play. What’s surprising, Kazakhstan had better reception, but their errors killed chances for stealing at least one set from Dutch team. Best scorer of game became dutch middle blocker Quinta Steenbergen with 11 points in account.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Kazakhstan3431 %51826 %13.3332
Netherlands3131 %1051212 %915

Team Leaders:

ActionsPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Sana Jarlagassova10939 %3013
Quinta Steenbergen11840 %2213

CUBA – BRAZIL 0-3 (16-25 11-25 20-25)
Line-ups and scores:
Cuba: Vilches (1), Palacio (9), Giel (4), Vargas (10), Alvarez (2), Lescay (5) and Rojas (4), Cruz (1), Matienzo (1), Lopez
Brazil: Dani Lins (1), Gabi (10), Fabiana (6), Monique (7), Fe Garay (10), Thaisa (8), Fabi (L) and Sheilla (5), Claudia, Michelle, Priscila (1)

Cuba fought only in last set. Again they made too many mistakes, so we have the same situation like with Kazakhstan in first game. in stats there is again surprise, worse team had better recption. Depsite that reception notes aren’t really high (at least better than in Poland). Again best Cuban scorer was opposite/outside hitter Melissa Vargas, while on Brazilian side the best scorers were outside hitters: Gabriela Guimaraes and Fernanda Garay. All these players got 10 points.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Cuba3337 %221128 %12.6728
Brazil3452 %1221518 %12.3313

Team Leaders:

ActionsPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Melissa Vargas101035 %7008
Gabriela Guimaraes10853 %1201

 

From Pool K only Brazil is on the track to Final Six in Sapporo, team is now at 6th place with 17 points and should win with Kazakhstan and Netherlands easily, what gives them 23 overall. It should be enough for “Canarinhas” to book a ticket for Japan.