Favorites China and Serbia comfortably win in women’s volleyball pre-Olympics debut

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This Saturday morning (16) the matches valid for the A groupof the tournament Women’s volleyball Olympic qualification. This group is headquartered in the city of Ningbo, Chinain which, at the end of the 7 rounds, the the first two guarantee a place for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. The teams drawn for the group were: China, Serbia, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Canada, Czech Republic, Mexico and Ukraine.

From the Brazilian point of view, the tournament started on Friday (15th), due to the time difference. However, in accordance with the local calendar, the first match of the group took place on Saturday (16), with Serbia beats Mexico 3-0followed by Czech Republic triumphs over Dominican Republic 3-2 and for Canada’s comeback against the Netherlands also 3-2. Finally, the the hosts beat Ukraine 3-0.

Serbia x Mexico

During the opening match of the group round, the The Mexican team suffered with The blockades of Serbia. This solid base of Europeans was added to the high volume of play in attacksgave a quiet victory over the Latin Americansby 3-0 (25-16; 25-19; 25-23). Throughout the match, the Serbian winger, Katarina Lazovicbrand 13 points, being considered the top scorer and the highlight of the confrontation.

Czech Republic x Dominican Republic

In the one who was fiercest argument of the first round of the group, You the first three sets ended with the same score, from 25 to 21, one in favor of the Caribbean and two in favor of the Europeans. The match having ended in the fourth set, the Dominicans managed to take the dispute to a higher level. decisive game. However, despite the struggle, the Czech Republic won the deciding set and won 3-2 (25-21; 21-25; 25-21; 24-26; 15-12). Even if they respectively scored 28 and 24 points, Oh individual performance of Dominican wingers Brayelin Martínez and Yonkaira Peña It wasn’t enough to win.

Canada x Netherlands

In a twist, the match between Canada and the Netherlands collapsed strong emotions. Initially a set with 62 points, ending with a Canadian victory 32-30. In the next two sets, the Netherlands came back into the match and reversed the dispute, put Canadians against the wall. However, the selection of Canada did not tremble and won againthis time, the last two setscausing a incredible twist and have, at the end of the match, a 3-2 (32-30; 25-19; 15-25; 25-17; 15-13) in your favor. Despite the defeat, the Dutch shared the main role, with Celeste Plak scored 23 points and Nika Daalderop 21.

China x Ukraine

The home team’s debut met expectations nearly 8,000 Chinese supporters came to closely follow the national team. With the match under the control of the hosts, rare moments in which the The Ukrainians were at the top of the ranking. Because of this superiority, the the confrontation lasted only 3 sets. In the end, the score was 3-0 (25-21; 25-18; 25-21) in China.

Benjamin Allen

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