Serbia defeats Poland 3-1 not without difficulties. In second match, pool’s host won with Argentina 3-0.

 

 

SERBIA – POLAND 3-1 (25-14 25-20 22-25 25-21)
Line-ups and scores:
Serbia: Ognjenovic (2), Mihajlovic (20), Rasic (15), Brakocevic (16), Molnar (7), Krsmanovic (8), Cebic (L) and Zivkovic, Bjelica
Poland: Radecka, Skowrońska-Dolata (22), Kąkolewska (11), Konieczna (1), Różycka (3), Efimienko (3), Maj (L) and Kaczor, Wołosz (3), Martałek (2), Sieczka (9), Kasprzak (3)

In first set beginning was equal, but later on Serbian side appeared many blocks, what stopped Poles’ game. Their performance was a bit better later, when on court since second set Katarzyna Skowrońska came back on opposite position, better set Joanna Wolosz, quite good prsented outside hitter Ewelina Sieczka. Poland lost second set, but in third Serbians loosened up and Poland achieved four points advantage (22-18). Serbia led to tie, but Poles win 25-22. In last set Poles’ performance was again worse, the reason can be setter Milena Radecka. Again from Serbians good job did trio: outside hitter Brankica Mihajlovic, opposite Jovana Brakocevic and middle blocker Milena Rasic.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Serbia4438 %1682140 %8.523
Poland4233 %105830 %6.7529

Team Leaders:

ActionsPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced errors
Brankica Mihajlovic201435 %3517
Katarzyna Skowrońska221837 %123114


CHINA – ARGENTINA 3-0 (25-18 25-17 25-16)
Line-ups and scores:
China: J.S.Shen (1), R.Q.Hui (16), Y.L. Xu (8), C.L.Zeng (9), N.Yin (10), C.C.Liu (9), D. Shan (L) and D.Liu (4), Y.Mi (1), Y.H.Liu (1)
Argentina: Curatola (1), Pinedo (8), Busquets (8), Boscacci (6), Fernandez (5), Aispurua (2), Rizzo (L) and Gaido (L), Nizetich (1)

Game without story, favourite team won. Moreover Argentinian coach used today more substitute players, we didn’t see opposite Fresco, middle blocker Sosa and setter Castiglione. Chinese coach Lang Ping could try all players, checking who’ll be the best to choose for Final Six in Sapporo.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
China4141 %1172860 %15.3320
Argentina2525 %42313 %4.3316

Team Leaders:

ActionsPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced errors
Ruoqi Hui161239 %2044
Georgina Pinedo8727 %3017