Recently, the German squad finished the VNL in 11th place with a 5-10 record – It will have to work hard in order to improve its performance in the WCH
After 120 matches, 15 per team and several standout performances in women’s VNL play, there was no question about who was the standout performer of the preliminary round: Poland’s Malwina Smarzek
Thirty-seven errors and 16 Dutch blocks secured the Netherlands a five-set win over Turkey on Tuesday, meanwhile 37 errors were just two much for Germany to overcome as it let a 2-0 lead slip away into a five-set loss.
Sorokaite has been the team’s highest scorer in its last two seasons
Nineteen-year old Hanna Orthmann took the spotlight after entering the match as a substitute in Set 1 of Germany’s blanking of winless Argentina. Malwina Smarzek dropped a match-high 23 points as Poland edged Serbia in four sets.
Week 4 started with a bang as fourth ranked Brazil upset top ranked China in five sets, No. 7 Italy bested third-ranked Serbia in five sets and 12th-ranked Turkey continued its hot tournament with a four-set win over No. 6 Japan.
Louisa Lippman came through for Germany in a big way, dropping 29 points to pace the team in a four-set win over the Dominican Republic on Thursday.
Germany put up 17 blocks and used 20-point efforts by Louisa Lippmann and Maren Fromm to edge past homestanding Thailand in five sets on Wednesday.
Brazil once again showed no one should ever bet against it – Meanwhile, Japan was able to get out of Week 1 with a win
Meanwhile, Brazil bounced back from an opening day loss with a win against Japan