The second match of the day matches hosts Romania with the Netherlands aces. Romania will have an extremely difficult task to win against the dutch, even though they will have massive support from home fans in the BTarena. For team Romania, Alexia Căruțașu, a rising star, is the top scorer, while Ciucu is the best receiver in the group. From team NED, Julien Lohuis has caught the eye so far during the tournament and will aim to help her team extend their 100% win percentage (0 sets lost so far) even further. Can Romania driven by the home fans stop the Dutch from having a perfect record? We are about to see!
First RefereeRisto STRANDSONESTSecond RefereeKsenija JURKOVICCRO
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In May '08 Anne Buijs made her debut in the national team in the match against Australia at the Montreux Volley Masters. The strong wing spiker conquered silver at the 2009 EC in Poland, the 2015 EC in The Netherlands and at the 2017 EC in Azerbaijan. In '16 won bronze in the WGP and ended a 4th place in the Rio Olympics. In the '21-'22 season she will play for Dentil/Praia Clube.
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Team NED celebrating
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Elles Dambrink after a successful rally
Team the Netherlands after a rally
Success of The Netherlands!
Britt BONGAERTS cheering
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Another success for the Netherlands!
In the second match of the day, host Romania faced favourites team Netherlands in what has been a great volleyball match. With a fantastic crowd cheering for the hosts present at the BTarena, Netherlands have started the match in wonderful fashion. In defence, the Netherlands have been the better team, while also taking the lead with good service. Romania never found their rhythm and the first set ended with a very blunt 25-12 on the scoreboard.The story of the second set however is entirely different. Romania’s attacking gears were fixed and led by Rodica Buterez, the hosts were not having any of what team Netherlands wanted to send their way. The crowd pushed the team forward and the hosts finally got the lead in the game after a tense rally. 25-27 and the game is on.The third set started in an extremely entertaining fashion, with team Romania maintaining their spirits and going head-to-head with team Netherlands. The experience of team Netherlands showed in the end, and Romania couldn’t keep up with the change in play. The Netherlands take the lead, 2-1 on sets.The final set of the game was a short one, with lots of errors by team Romania. Team NED was impressive with their blocks and their quick build-up play. Even though the Romanian team seemed to get back in the game, team NED used their experience to quickly seal the 4th set.
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 THE NETHERLANDS compared to ROMANIA.
THE NETHERLANDS number of service aces compared to ROMANIA
Errors leading to points of THE NETHERLANDS, next to those from ROMANIA
Celeste Plak told us that "The first set was good for us, we served very well. We let them come in the game again and it was a little hard to get back on track. Last set was again the best volleyball we could play. THe upcoming match versus Turkey will determine who will win pool D"
After the match, Romania’s Marina Cojocaru declared: "we had to put the match from the previous day aside and play our best volleyball today. We are happy that we could take one set today. We also want to thank everyone in the stands for the incredible support. We will try to win for the great fans in the following match. Go team Romania!"