The Poles started their participation in the second phase of the World Cup with a 0: 3 defeat against the reigning Serbs. In game two, Stefano Lavarini’s players came to life and Olympic champions USA were beaten in sensational style in three sets. This took Biało-Czerwony to promotion to the quarter-finals, but that had to be sealed with matches in two consecutive clashes.
Poland in the match for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Horror movie with a happy ending
The first step towards promotion among the “eight” best Polish women could be taken during Friday’s match against Canada. Although their rivals looked better at first, the whites and reds soon made up for the loss, and the following series points allowed to magnify the lead. This set was won by Lavarini players 25:18.
Representatives play in the following sets Polish it completely broke down. The quality of the party left much to be desired, and there was also a lack of efficiency in attack. This caused the Canadians to push forward and take full control of the dance floor. This resulted in losses in the next two games at 19 and 16, respectively.
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The fourth set was a little better Games Biało-Czerwonych and mistakes from rivals. At times, the tournament hosts were leading by several points, but the Canadians’ ambitious fight saw them make up for the losses. It got tense at the end, when the rivals equalized at 23:23, but the Poles won the next two games, winning 25:23 and leading in the tie-break. The decisive part is already a spectacle of the Polish representatives, especially in the block, and a certain victory 15: 5.
Previous meetings have brought positive results for Polish women. Three hundredth wins for Serbia over Thailand eliminated the Asian team from a fight for a place in the quarter-finals. After a severe defeat with the Polish team, another victory The Americans scored, beating Turkey 3-1. The situation for Lavarini’s players was complicated by the Dominican Republic’s 3:1 win over Germany, which allowed North American players to climb to fourth place in the table. The courageous attitude of the Polish women and the reversal of the situation of the meeting with Canada allowed the return to 4th place and the maintenance of the chances of promotion. To enter the top eight, you need a victory on Saturday with the Germans.
The table of the “Poland” group after the third round of the second round of the World Championships:
- Serbia – 23 points – match record: 8 wins / 0 losses
- United States – 18 points – 6 wins / 2 losses
- Turkey – 17 points – 6 wins / 2 losses
- Poland – 15 points – 5 wins / 3 losses
- Dominican Republic – 14 points – 4 wins / 4 losses
- Canada – 12 points – 4 wins / 4 losses
- Thailand – 10 points – 4 wins / 4 losses
- Germany – 10 points – 3 wins / 5 losses
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