2018 U19 European Championship

  • I have to point out today's performance of German MB Camilla Weitzel with an incredible 94% (17/18) in attack plus 5 blocks :white::obey:


    It's been obvious for a while that she is by far the biggest MB talent we've had for years, and in this tournament she shows what she can do. I hope she'll make it to senior NT asap!

  • It was even 3, Poland had also 15:14. Just watched the end on Laola and Polish MB Gryka hurt herself badly at 15:16 ;( She landed on her teammate's foot after a block and it looks like she twisted her knee during that bad landing, not the ankle. She was obviously in a lot of pain, and after the interruption the Polish receiver overpassed a rather easy ball and the match was over. What a terrible way to end a match for the poor Polish girls...

  • You're right Matthias. I would say coach Kawka is like the master of losing tie-breaks. Even when he was a coach of U-23 or polish team B or Dąbrowa Górnicza his teams really often lost after leading like 14-10 or even 8-0 in tiebreaks :D I have no idea why it happens so often but it's quite interesting.


    Btw, Magdalena Stysiak yesterday scored 34 points (53%) attacking over the opponents block :D

  • Congrats to Italy adn Russia.

    actually Turkey could have won but they couldnt do the right things at the right times..in this tournament.this trio Derya-Yaprak and Ilkin came into prominence howeveri i always expected more from Derya and i generally didnt like her stats in this tournaments .Ilkin Aydın attracted my attention more though she was the OP of the team.


    frankly,before the semis i thought Russia and Italy fav.s...however both Turkey and especially Poland could have won.

    Polish team was very close to a win but they failed...i think it was 10-6 in the fifth set.. and i thought they would win..seems Poland will have another good OPP...maybe they should use Malwina as OH in the future

  • Congrats to Italy,Russia and Poland!


    Ilkin Aydın played a good game..Yaprak Erkek too..Derya Cebecioğlu should have played better..Polish OPP Stysiak, especially OH Baluk

    and other OH Gorecka did well.


    Italy's Afro-Italian players played a good match. OPP-OH and MB..Battista-Omoruyi and Kone....Fahr did a good job too..Russia was pretty good at blocking but not that good at attacking

  • Dream Team of the #EuroVolleyU19W


    Outside hitters:


    Oliwia Baluk (POL)


    Derya Cebecioglu (TUR)


    Middle blockers


    Viktoriia Pushina (RUS)


    Sarah Luisa Fahr (ITA)


    Opposite Hitter


    Magdalena Stysiak (POL)


    Setter


    Polina Matveeva (RUS)


    Libero


    Sara Panetoni (ITA)


    MVP


    Valeria Battista (ITA)