Brouwer/Meeuwsen Continue Dominance At Beach Worlds Over Poles

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 01st, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


The Netherland’s Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen don’t drop a single set on their way to a 3-0 start at the FIVB Beach World Championships. The Dutch squad rolled through Poland’s Michal Bryl and Grzegorz Fijalek 2-0, (21-14, 21-18).

The strong suit for the Dutch was their blocking and they out-blocked the Pole’s 9-3 in the match.

The Dutch struggled to keep their serves in the court during the match missing long consistently and committing 13 serving errors. The risk on the serve didn’t really pay off much as it could have because they only had one ace. Their attacks, however, were strong going for both sharp angle shots. Brouwer was especially successful at this, whereas Meeuwsen was more a defensive contributor at the net for the Dutch, stopping nine balls.

Poland’s serve was evenly distributed between both receivers, with significantly fewer mistakes committed.  Bryl was stopped a number of times on the attack as Meeuwsen was there to block him. After the match, Bryl mentioned that he and Fijalek should have served tougher at the Dutch squad.

The win topped the Dutch players in their pools with the Poles finishing second, this means that both teams will move on to the Round of 32.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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