2015 European Games - Baku / Azerbaijan - 6/13

  • Final roster of participating teams


    Serbia


    S : Bojana Zivkovic(4), Sladana Mirkovic(20)
    OPP : Ana Bjelica(13), Marta Drpa(2)
    MB : Milena Rasic(16), Jovana Stevanovic(15), Maja Savic(1), Mina Popovic(5)
    OH : Jelena Nikolic(12), Brizitka Molnar(7), Tijana Malesevic(6), Brankica Mihajlovic(9), Bianka Busa(21)
    L : Silvija Popovic(17)




    The Netherlands


    S : Femke Stoltenborg(2), Laura Dijkema(14)
    OPP : Judith Pietersen( 8 ), Lonneke Sloetjes(10)
    MB : Robin de Kruijf(5), Quinta Steenbergen(7), Yvon Belien(3), Nicole Koolhas(22), Nicole Oude Luttikhuis(17)
    OH : Maret Balkestein-Grothues(6), Celeste Plak(4), Anne Buijs(11)
    L : Myrthe Schoot(9), Debby Stam-Pilon(16)




    Germany


    S : Kathleen Weiss(2), Mareen Apitz(20)
    OPP : Margareta Kozuch(14), Louisa Lippmann(11)
    MB : Wiebke Silge(18 ), Anja Brandt(16), Leonie Schwertmann(9)
    OH : Maren Brinker(4), Jennifer Geerties(6), Laura Weihenmaier(19)
    L : Lenka Dürr(1), Lisa Thomsen(15)




    Italy


    S : Valeria Caracuta(14), Alessia Orro(1)
    OPP : Miriam Sylla(11), Elena Perinelli(3)
    MB : Raffaella Calloni(13), Giulia Pisani(17), Laura Melandri(7)
    OH : Anastasia Guerra(5), Sara Loda(4), Giulia Pascucci(12)
    L : Beatrice Parrocchiale(10), Ilaria Spirito(2)




    Russia


    S : Anna Matienko(11), Irina Filshtinskaia(14)
    OPP : Daria Isaeva(9)
    MB : Irina Zaryazhko(12), Irina Malkova(18 ), Yulia Podskalnaia(16)
    OH : Anastasia Bavykina(3), Anastasia Chernaya(15), Irina Voronkova(15), Daria Pisarenko( 8 ), Olesya Nikolaeva(20)
    L : Ekaterina Romanenko(7), Kristina Kurnosova(17)




    Poland


    S : Joanna Wolosz(14), Izabela Belcik(4)
    OPP : Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata(17), Katarzyna Zaroslinska(8 ), Anna Miros(7)
    MB : Agnieszka Bednarek-Kasza(6), Maja Tokarska(2), Agnieszka Kakolewska(5), Sylwia Pycia(11)
    OH : Anna Werblinska(1), Natalia Kurnikowska(15), Daria Paszek(12)
    L : Agata Sawicka(9), Agata Durajczyk(13)




    Belgium


    S : Ilka Van de Vyver(17), Jasmien Biebauw(2)
    OPP : Lise Van Hecke(10), Kaja Grobelna( 8 )
    MB : Freya Aelbrehct(9), Laura Heyrman(5), Sarah Cools(19), Maud Atry(20)
    OH : Charlotte Leys(6), Dominika Strumilo(12), Els Vandesteene(11), Jolien Wittock(7)
    L : Valerie Courtois(4), Britt Ruysschaert(18 )




    Croatia


    S : Ana Grbac(2), Vedrana Jaksetic(16)
    OPP : Samanta Fabris(13), Dinka Kulic(5)
    MB : Tamara Susic(12), Maja Burazer(9)
    OH : Senna Usic-Jogunica(1), Karla Klaric(14), Nikolina Jelic(4), Marija Prsa(3)
    L : Marija Usic(21), Nikolina Bozicevic(3)




    Bulgaria


    S : Lora Kitipova(4), Petya Barakova(9)
    OPP : Emiliya Nikolova(18 ), Silvana Chausheva(14)
    MB : Hristina Ruseva(11), Mira Todorova(20), Nasya Dimitrova(3), Gabriela Koeva(7)
    OH : Dobriana Rabadzhieva(5), Elitsa Vasileva(16), Simona Dimitrova(22), Gergana Dimitrova(10)
    L : Zhana Todorova(15), Mariya Filipova(13)




    Romania


    S : Diana Calota(9), Sabina Moisa(13)
    OPP : Diana Mursen(17), Roxana Bacsis(3)
    MB : Georgiana Fales(15), Valentina Ivanof(8 ), Nneka Onyejekwe(18 ), Liana Badea(7)
    OH : Ioana Nemtanu(11), Irina Radu(2), Adina Salaoru(12), Alexandra Trica(4)
    L : Nicoleta Manu(10), Mihaela Albu(19)




    Azerbaijan


    S : Oksana Kurt(4), Kryststina Yagubova(14) Natavan Gasimova(8 )
    OPP : Marharyta Azizova(19), Polina Rahimova(17), Anastasiya Gurbanova(3)
    MB : Arshan Abdulazimova(6), Kseniya Poznyak(2), Aynur Karimova(15)
    OH : Jana Matiasovska-Aghayeva(10), Odina Bayramova(5)
    L : Oksana Kiselyova(16), Valerya Mammadova(12)




    Turkey


    S : Naz Akyol(11), Cagla Akin(20)
    OPP : Polen Uslupehilvan(6), Gozde Yilmaz(14)
    MB : Busra Cansu(9), Diclenur Babat(4), Asli Kalac(18 ), Kubra Akman(5)
    OH : Seda Aslanyurek(7), Guldeniz Onal(10), Neriman Ozsoy(13), Meliha Ismailoglu(16)
    L : Merve Dalbeler(2), Gizem Karadayi(3)

  • my evaluation on the teams' rosters :


    Azerbaijan : good offense, reception looks shaky, middle are not strong


    Romania : i think the weakest team in Baku


    Bulgaria : good OH's, good middles, Nikoleva's shape question mark


    Belgium : this time Ilka Van de Vyver is the setter, i wonder how she will perform as first setter, you know without Dricxx s,she can feel some pressure on her fingers. moreover Wittock in the team..


    Poland : Poland is in Baku with its best roster possible. im not sure how the opposites of Werblinska will perform and liberos reception are also important. the middles are not superb but ok..Poland looks good..the best roster they have for a long time, i can expect better from them now


    Croatia : Croatia with a young/unknow team in Baku..except Grbac,Fabris and Senna..i dont expect much from this squad


    Russia : Russia almost with the same roster as in MOntreaux in Baku..


    Germany : they are with the best options in Baku except the middles..none of the experienced middles is with the team
    and this might mean an offence mainly going on over the wings..


    Italy : they are with a similar team to the one in Montreaux in Baku.this time no Egonu and no Malinov


    Serbia : the middles and OHs are good but the setters are question mark.i wonder about Bjelica and Drpa's performance


    Netherlands : i expect a good game from them as in Montreaux..wait and see what they will do in Baku!


    Turkey : the roster is good except Gözde Sonsırma,Eda and Neslihan .maybe Gizem Örge could be in Baku for her reception.i hope Meliha can play better this time



    my canditaes for the gold : Netherlands,Poland,Turkey ..plus Serbia and maybe Germany


    other than that : Bulgaria,Azerbaijan and Belgium can play well

  • Holland will win IMO :thumbsup: And Italy will hardly win, well, just a prediction.


    Poland with good members but I don't think they will make some big success in this tournament. I just am imagining the typical polish games, playing good until 20 and then being screwed by silly reception error or infinite errors, same opinion goes to Germany. I hope both teams can prove I'm wrong though.


    The weakest point of each team is,


    Holland - Reception. No one can pass except Grothues. Wondering if Pietersen will pass, she has proved that she's a better receiver than Buijs and Plak.
    Germany - Attack. Both Brinker and Kozuch ain't reliable attackers. But if there's a jackpot going on in the match, they will destroy every opponent. Just like playing Iniminimanimo, I'd say.
    Italy - Lack of experience. However I'm excited to see the great Raffa Calloni.
    Poland - Inconsistency. But this team is worth to watch for their beauty.
    Serbia - Attack. I wish they had at least one actual good attacker. Mihajlovic will be used quite much, if Drpa has a bad day. Bjelica is not good enough.
    Belgium - Setter, although I like Ilka Van de Vijver better than Dirickx.
    Bulgaria - Setter. Kitipova is terrible.
    Croatia - Injury, I guess. No one over there seems to be ready to play. Who will play MB aside Susic?
    Russia - Reception and setter. But seeing Bavykina-Isaeva would be interesting, they are hard hitters. Their libero may be added to weakness too. She's so bad.


  • can i infer from this post that Turkey has no weak points? also there is another country the host called Azerbaijan :gone: plus Romania

  • Holland will win IMO :thumbsup: And Italy will hardly win, well, just a prediction.


    Croatia - Injury, I guess. No one over there seems to be ready to play. Who will play MB aside Susic?


    Only Fabris is ready and new libero Nikolina ....Second MB is Maja Burazer

  • federvolley announced different squad thant this with Camera instead of Orro

  • I dont know at all about Azeri volleyball, maybe apart from Rahimova.


    Their biggest problem is reception of course. Odina is an attackig OH, Jana can't receive great too. I suppose they'll put Rahimova and Odina as OH and Gurbanova as OPP and only Odina and libero will pass



  • Nicole Oude Luttikhuis from Dutch team is playing as OH