Polish players are doing great this summer, they came to Arlington as the biggest revelation of the tournament. Their victorious march, however, stopped for a while in the semi-finals. On the night from Saturday to Sunday Polish time Chinese were definitely better. The Polish women tried to compete, but this time they failed to win a single set.
Even though in the quarterfinals with Germany Joanna Pacak, who was introduced from the reserve, fared excellently, Lavarini bet on his regular six. She stood out in it Magdalena Stysiakbut this time it wasn’t about the game. The attacking Poland started the meeting in a characteristic striped shirt – the so-called equal jersey. This is a campaign to promote the fight for gender equality. In the Chin team, a libero played in a special outfit Mengije Wang.
The Polish woman changed her outfit after the end of the first set. The inaugural game was better started by the volleyball players from Asia. They aimed the lick at Olivia Rozanski, quickly jumped back to four points. And when the Polish host got into the rivals’ block, they were already leading 13:8. The Chinese libero did a great job in defenceLavarini decided to make a double substitution of the attacker and point guard, and after a while he called up more substitutes.
At the end of the game, however, the game of the Polish women completely fell apart. It all started with an inaccurate reception, but there were also a lot of mistakes in other elements. As many as six points were scored by the Chinese middle Xinyue Yuanand her team won 25:18.
Polish volleyball players improved the game. The Chinese endured a difficult moment
Polish and Chinese women met in the main phase of the League of Nations. “Biało-Czerwone” played great then and won 3:0 – Stysiak scored 20 points. In the quarter-finals, however, the Asian team did a great job, impressively beating Brazil 3-1.
In the match against Poland, she presented a similar form. For the second set, Lavarini sent a six with one substitution: for Różański, she appeared on the pitch Martyna Czyrniańska. “White-Red” began to conquer more balls in defense.
Only that the Chinese knew where to position themselves during Stysiak’s attacks. Thanks to this, they were able to score points after counter-attacks. And after an even start, they took the lead 15:11. However, the Poles gave chase. When the middle Agnieszka Korneluk finally scored a point with a block, the losses decreased to a point. It seemed that the Chinese survived a difficult moment, because they jumped back by three points. Service Martyna Łukasik led to a draw 23:23, but then two actions and the entire set were won by the rivals.
Polish volleyball players will play for bronze in the League of Nations. The Chinese were too strong
The Chinese have already won two Nations League medals. In the last few years, they also won medals at the World Cup or the Olympic Games, and it was clear that the rank of the match did not surpass them. For Polish women, playing in this phase of the tournament is something new.
How to put more pressure on Chinese women? You have to start with the site
~ – Lavarini stated before the second set when questioned by a VolleyballWorld reporter.
Mistakes in the service area were a crutch for his team. At the beginning of the third set, they again gave two points to their rivals in this way. And when she made a mistake at the party Maria Stenzel, Poland was losing 7:9. Lavarini asked for time-out, but his players lost two consecutive plays.
The Polish women responded with a point from the serving area by Korneluk, the counterattack was effectively finished off by Czyrniańska. Losses were slowly decreasing, but the Chinese defended themselves with good licks. “Biało-Czerwone” once again approached them, losing only 18:19. They were close all the time, but still one step behind their rivals. It ended up losing 23:25.
The Polish national team is still fighting for the first ever League of Nations medal in the match for third place. The meeting is scheduled for Sunday at 21 Polish time.
Poland – China 0:3 (18:25, 23:25, 23:25)
Poland: Stysiak, Korneluk, Różański, Wenerska, Jurczyk, Łukasik – Stenzel (libero) and Gałkowska, Nowicka, Czyrniańska, Pacak, Fedusio
China: Gong, YY Wang, Li, Diao, Yuan, YL Wang – MJ Wang (libero) and Du