WGP – Poland with second win, China still unbeaten!

In Pool N, in Wuhan Poland after tiebreak defeats Argentina. China also after tiebreak overcomes Serbia.




POLAND – ARGENTINA 3-2 (25-21 21-25 25-12 23-25 15-11)

Line-ups and scores:
Poland: Radecka (3), Sieczka (9), Kąkolewska (10), Skowrońska-Dolata (16), Kasprzak (10), Efimienko (14), Maj (L) and Konieczna (5), Różycka (11), Wołosz (1), Martałek (2)
Argentina: Castiglione (5), Nizetich (6), Sosa (10), Fresco (18), Fernandez (12), Busquets (3), Rizzo (L) and Boscacci (5), Curatola, Aispurua (5), Pinedo

Poland disappointed me today. Reception was decent, but spike efficiency should have been much better. Unfortunately after glimpses yesterday, today game wasn’t look  so good. Also first libero Paulina Maj didn’t amaze me as Dorota Medyńska did it against China. Team leader again was opposite Katarzyna Skowrońska-Dolata with 16 points. Best scorer from Argentina is Lucia Fresco with 18 points.  Poland ends 15th with 6 points and Argentina 16th with 5 points.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced ErrorsPoland5233%19101938%7.430Argentina5332%831634%6.829

Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced ErrorsKatarzyna Skowrońska161231%7228Lucia Fresco181837%4005

CHINA – SERBIA 3-2 (25-17 25-27 25-20 23-25 15-5)
Line-ups and scores:
China: J.S.Shen (2), R.Q.Hui (18), C.C.Liu (14), C.L.Zeng (12), T.Zhu (18), Y.L.Xu (12), Z.Chen (L) and D.Liu (3), T.Qiao, N.Yin (5), Y.Mi (1)
Serbia: Zivkovic (2), Malesevic (13), Veljkovic (8), Bjelica (28), Malagurski (16), Ninkovic (9), Majstorovic (L) and Rasic (1)

Game had many turnovers, Serbia played with second line-up, without bigger stars: outside hitter Brankica Mihajlovic, opposite Jovana Brakocevic, setter Maja Ognjenovic, libero Suzana Cebic and middle blocker Natasha krsmanovic. In first set China dominated, not giving any chance for Sebia. Second set was close to China, but Serbia came back to game. In third set Serbia led 15-10 and lost 7 points in a row. Second part of set was 15-5 for China. Fourth set was close to China, they led 20-16, but later lost it by series of mistakes. Last set China dominated again. Moreover referee made a mistkae, not calling double touch on Chinese side, which gives two extra points for China , second one was for red card for Serbian coach Zoran Terzic. Both teams before game were in Final Six: China won intercontinental round with 25 points, Serbia was 3rd with 23 points.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced ErrorsChina5937%1793946%11.620Serbia5534%1661019%3.828


Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced ErrorsRuoqi Hui181641%3023Ana Bjelica282335%104112

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