Is Daalderop on the bench?
Anyone know when Daalderop will be healthy enough to play? Last I heard over a month ago is that she was not training fully with the team yet..
Are Fabris and Sylla out because coach gave up this set?
I can't at these UE's.
Bricio having flashbacks of that Conegliano match.
I am very excited about Firenze with Lippman and Daalderop!
If Daalderop reaches her potential that could be an amazing offensive duo.
brankica instead of Sylla
Maja instead of Malinov
Danesi instead of Rasic
serbia logging off at 8-2
receiving error at 22-22 by Busa..very costly.
Where is Boskovic
i wonder if a Dutch MB will score a block before this match ends.
NL is just desperate now, rather than passionate. Lonneke misfiring multiple times.
NL too messy in defense and receiving..
I refuse to believe NL was serious about today's match with Anne Buijs starting each set.
Schedule is out:
13:40 Serbia v Netherlands
16:10 China v Italy
19:20 Japan v USA
So nice to have Serbia and NL played super early for Europeans to watch and irrelevant match on primetime. I hope USA clobbers Japan for that.
amazing win for NL. Did not expect after set 1.
Kudos to Sloetjes for not breaking down.
Anne Buijs is really not the tea. Plak covered her position well.
Lohuis can serve great but actual blocking not there yet. Koolhaas not much better imo. Great achievement to reach final 4 without Robin.
Can someone give me an opinion about the Ned?
I haven't watch them but I'm curious, mostly because it seems to me that - if it's true that Japan has an easy path so far - then it has to be true for Ned as well, since they played in the same pools, and with similar results: if you think about it, they won vs Japan but at the 5th so it was a close match, then they lost vs Brazil at the tie break as Japan (who was already qualified, though), then won vs an already qualified and not with all the titulars Serbia as Japan did (well, more clearly, but still with a 3 points victory)...
Of course in their case the (supposed) easier path was luck and not 'host advantages', but do they really show such more than Japan?
NED had an easy path for sure. They need to proof they belong in final 6 now in the next pool stage. All the girls talk about is that they're here for a medal. I'm ready for them to show it.
This should have been the breakout tournament for Nika Daalderdop. I hope she can reach her potential the upcoming club season because Anne Buijs is not reliable or consistent throughout a match at all. The team needs an OH that can score like Sloetjes. When opponent focus block on Sloetjes the matches tend to turn really ugly now.
Thank god Morrison finally realised that Lohuis needs to be starter over Koolhaas at least.
FIVB is corrupted and Japan pays them money for this so they are corrupted as well. I wish they wouldn’t even made it to even second group. They are just so disgusting. I want them to be smashed!
We actually cannot blame Serbia since there is no evidence but we all know them wel and what they did was disgusting. All they do care is money and they got it.
I would have said I want to be champion but to be fair, It is so boring to watch their all balls to Boskovic and Mihaijlovic games. Disrespectful to their amazing MBs and setter Maja. After this Japan incident, I won’t be cheering up for them.
I didn’t like Russia throughout the summer and in this WCH they played really well. Would have been happier if they would made it to final 6 which they deserved. They even performed very good after Goncharova got injured which was such a pity. Most of the teams cannot recover after loosing such important player in the middle of the tournament.
I hate Karch as most people do and I wish them the worst as well. Taking Lowe just shows how he lives in his own head. You cannot take a girl who stopped volleyball and didn’t play in a pro league for the last two years. Lowe said she still practice volleyball in her school but this is WCH, you cannot take her. It is just disrespectful to other girls who worked so hard all year and then just because this precious girl decides to be back with NT, he takes her to Japan. This is just so another stupid of him. You cannot build up a team out of friendship. This is a big BS, dude. He took Cortney Thompson to OG in 2016 just because she was a good friend and everyone loved her in that team who was going to retire after OG. He should go back to his son’s high school where he started choaching and make this stupid calls.
Italy and China are playing really good games and I want either of them to be champion. I want to see them in final anyway. Italy plays really well most of the time it is like everyone is participating on the other hand China struggles a lot in receiving and setter area.
Not sure what to say about Turkey. Expected them to be the underdog and they played very poorly. Hope they will be better in the future but we all know that is not going to happen as long as they stay on bench.
If you need a scorer at OPP I still think Lowe is better option than Murphy or MBH in that position.
Brazil should have beaten Germany. Period.