OKBet Volleyball: Netherlands debut with a win
After the Dutch Volleybaldames swept Kenya in the GelreDome in Arnhem on the opening day of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, the Netherlands supporters went home with smiles on their faces. The match took place on Friday.
The Dutch were able to overcome poor beginnings in the opening two sets of the match in order to take control of the match, win 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-11), in front of their home supporters, and get off to a strong start in their Pool A campaign.
The Europeans were dominant in their first match, defeating the Tokyo Olympians in every statistical category; the Europeans lead in kills (45 to 25), blocks (13 to seven), aces (three to zero), and opponent errors. The Europeans also dominated in their first match in every category (14 to seven).
During a match in which head coach Avital Selinger used 12 of his 14 players, Anne Buijs was the most effective player for the Netherlands. She was the captain of the team. The outside hitter, who is 30 years old and also serves as the team captain, amassed 15 points, including 12 kills, two blocks, and one ace to lead all scorers.
After the game, Buijs addressed the crowd and thanked them for coming out to watch the team’s debut. “I want to thank everybody for coming here for our first match.” “When we first started, we were a little bit anxious, but as we got into a groove, we were able to really start moving forward. Because this is a long tournament and we have a lot riding on it, it was helpful to come out here and take in the atmosphere because it served as a great source of motivation for us. We wanted to give the fans in the stands a fantastic show by playing entertaining volleyball while also representing them. The very first step was taken today, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We couldn’t have asked for a more auspicious beginning.”
The 23-year-old outside hitter Nika Daalderop and the 26-year-old opposite Celeste Plak both reached double digits in scoring. The 23-year-old outside hitter Nika Daalderop produced 14 points (ten kills, two blocks, and two aces), and the opposite Celeste Plak added another 11 points, all in kills. Both Juliet Lohuis and Eline Timmerman, who play in the middle blocker position, recorded three and four blocks, respectively.
Edith Mukuvilani, a middle blocker for Kenya, finished the match as the team’s leading scorer with eight points (five kills, three blocks). Next in line was Sharon “Chumba” Kiprono, who scored seven points in quick succession (six kills, one block).
The FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship will be held in the Netherlands and Poland in 2022. Here are the Match Schedule and Results.
Cameroon will provide the challenge for the Netherlands in their second encounter of the tournament, which will take place in Arnhem on Sunday at 16.00 local time. The match will be played against the Europeans (14.00 GMT). On the same day, at thirteen o’clock local time (eleven o’clock GMT), the Kenyans will play Belgium in an effort to earn their first win of the competition.
On Saturday, the remaining four teams who are part of Pool A will play their first game. At 14:00 local time, which is 12:00 GMT, Belgium and Puerto Rico will face off against each other, and Italy and Cameroon will play each other an hour after that. The top four rated teams from each of the four pools will move on to the next round of competition at the World Championship.
Six matches are scheduled to take place on Saturday. The day will begin with a play between Türkiye and Thailand at 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT), and it will end with a meeting between Brazil and the Czech Republic at 20:30 local time (18.30 GMT).
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