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.
Kaja Grobelna put on a show, scoring 24 points on 17 kills, four blocks and three aces, to pace Belgium in a sweep of winless Argentina. Poland blocked Germany off the court with 20 stuffs in a four-set win on Wednesday.
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.
Germany’s Louisa Lippman poured in 28 points to overcome double-digit efforts by four Belgian players in a four-set win, while Poland capped off Day 10 of VNL play with a quick sweep of winless Argentina as Malwina Smarzek notched 20 points. .
3 of the 4 “Challenger Teams” will face off this week in Poland with the chance to secure their spot in next year’s Nations League.
Brazil’s Tandara Caixeta had two 30-point games in week 3.
Poland earned its first win of Week 3 action, besting South Korea across the stat sheet in an easy sweep and snapping a four-match skid as Malwina Smarzek notched 19 points. Tandara Caixeta supplied more than enough firepower to lift Brazil past the Netherlands in four sets, although the Dutch outscored the visitors by five points.
Four Brazilian players turned in double-digit scoring efforts as Brazil owned the net in a sweep of Poland on Wednesday. South Korea was overmatched in every facet of the game as the Netherlands nearly doubled the Koreans’ point tally (75-40) in a sweep.
Tandara Caixeta racked up 33 points to lead Brazil in an all-around effort in the team’s four-set win over South Korea. Meanwhile, Poland was held under 10 blocks for the first time in VNL play in a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands.
Her outbursts were part of five 30-point performances in week 2.