First RefereeSanja MIKLOSICSLOSecond RefereeMirko JANKOVICSRB
Many basketball and volleyball competitions, many martial arts competitions, and even some tennis competitions were played in the Krešimir Ćosić Hall. The Croatian Volleyball Federation in the Krešimir Ćosić Hall organized the finals of the Croatian Cup and the Snježana Ušić Cup in the 2019/2020 season, MEVZA tournaments for younger age categories and all finals of domestic championships for younger age categories. Capacity: 8000
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Laura Künzler is one of four sisters. She was born on the 25th of December 1996 in Berkeley USA, yes on Christmas. Her family lived in Berkeley for some years before moving to Germany and finally back to Switzerland, where Laura started playing volleyball and is now captain of the Swiss National Team. She has played the last few seasons in Germany and then France.
Both teams are still in quest for a spot in the next round and both are very motivated to go to Belgrade. Belarus earned emphatic win over Switzerland on Monday and hope to stay on the right track. Especially that they can count on Hanna Klimets, who contributed in this win with 23 points (only in 3 sets!). While Slovakia hopes to recover after their three defeats to Croatia, Hungary and Italy. The team led by Marco Fenoglio won one set in the clash against Italy on Monday, and visible improved their game, so we can expect a tough battle.
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Samira Sulser spiking next to Slovakia's block
Karolina Fricova and Meline Pierret fighting over the net
Romana Kriskova attacking Swiss block
Big win for Slovakia
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Slovakia fight with glowing hearts to claim first win in Pool C
The last match those two teams played against each other was in 2019, when Slovakia celebrated a 3-0 victory on home soil in Bratislava. Therefore, Switzerland started this match in full swing with their mood additionally enhanced by the sensational victory they had claimed over Hungary (3-2) earlier in the tournament, with Hungary on the other hand a 3-1 winner of their matchup with Slovakia.
The first set was quite even. The two teams mostly gathered quick points one by one; nobody claimed any real advantage, so the set could have gone either way. At 23-20, Slovakia called time-out, but it did not help, as Switzerland won the set 25-21.
In the second set, Slovakia pushed harder and very early made some advantage - first 7-4, increased it to 15-7 and then to 22-11. They took that set with a landslide 25-14. The Swiss team had to take more risks, which resulted in making as many as eight unforced errors. Until then, Slovakia had already had six points from the block, while the Swiss team had only one from the first set.
The third set went to Slovakia 25-21. This section was more even than the second one. The Slovakian serve reception stood at only 18%, but they were efficient in their attack, they had four ace serves, two blocks and made only two mistakes, compared to eight on the Swiss side of the net.
In the fourth set, Switzerland led by 11-6, then 13-8, before Slovakia evened out for 17-17 and, since then, there was a serious fight for every single point. In the end, Slovakia celebrated their 3-1 victory following a 25-22 set win and with that, three hugely important points as well.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of SWITZERLAND compared to SLOVAKIA.
SWITZERLAND number of service aces compared to SLOVAKIA
Errors leading to points of SWITZERLAND, next to those from SLOVAKIA
“We are incredibly happy with this victory, as we fought with all our hearts, especially in the fourth set where we came from behind. Yesterday we took a set from Italy and that was definitely a boost of confidence and courage for us. We still have another match to play and we will do everything we can to make it to the next round.”
Player of Slovakia
“We were not on our top level. I do not know if it was in the head or in the body. We have many young players, who do not have international experience and in the important moments, we made mistakes and not points. It is very disappointing. We will now play against Italy and I think it is a game to enjoy. For us being here is already a good achievement, but we had higher goals. We have to forget about this game and see what the future holds for us.”
Captain of Switzerland