In Pool O, in Kaohsiung city (Chinese Taipei) Turkey beats Dominican Republic after tiebreak. In second game, Algeria lost again 0-3, this time with Italy.

 

 

TURKEY – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 3-2 (25-27 22-25 25-22 26-24 15-13)
Line-ups and scores:
Turkey: Aydemir (3), Ozsoy (2), Cansu (10), Tokatioglu (28), Sonsirma (13), Toksoy (14), Karadayi (L) and Önal Pasaoglu, Darnel (16), Karakoyun, Avci, Uslupehlivan
Dominican Republic: Echenique (2), De La Cruz (27), Vargas (10), Mambru (7), Rivera (20), Fersola (5), Castillo (L) and Martinez (12). Marte (1), Binet, Arias, Peńa

It was a tough battle by both teams. Despite bad reception Dominican players achieved decent spike efficiency. Both teams made the similar amount of errors. Surprise was close, becuase Dominicans led 2-0 and 22-20 in third set. Then they lost five points in a row and it turned match. Also in fourth set we have 24-24, but Dominicana couldn’t grab win for 3 points and later lost tiebreak.

Team Stats:

Actions Spike points Spike % Block Serve Dig Reception Sets note Unforced Errors
Turkey 71 39 % 9 6 44 60 % 7.6 32
Dominican Republic 68 41 % 11 5 45 29 % 4.8 29

Team Leaders:

Actions Points Spike points Spike % Spike errors Block Serve Unforced errors
Seda Tokatioglu 28 25 51 % 2 2 1 2
Bethania De La Cruz 27 24 43 % 4 2 1 13

ITALY – ALGERIA 3-0 (25-13 25-19 25-10)
Line-ups and scores:
Italy: Camera (2), Fiorin (10), Chirichella (3), Diouf (11), Barcellini (13), Folie (6), De Gennaro (L) and Sorokaite (7), Bertone (4), Gennari (3), Caracuta
Algeria: Magnana, Boukhima (8), Aissou (7), Abderrahim (3), Arbouche (11), Mezemate (2), Mansouri (L) and Saoud

Again Algerian team had nothing to say. Italians controlled game in all elements. I suppose that also in next matches Algerians will lose 3-0.

Team Stats:

Actions Spike points Spike % Block Serve Dig Reception Sets note Unforced Errors
Italy 44 61 % 7 8 25 23 % 6.67 18
Algeria 22 30 % 4 5 17 20 % 1.67 18

Team Leaders:

Actions Points Spike points Spike % Spike errors Block Serve Unforced errors
Cristina Barcellini 13 9 75 % 1 1 3 3
Kahina Arbouche 11 9 60 % 1 0 2 2