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.
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. .
Her outbursts were part of five 30-point performances in week 2.
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Turkey spread the offense around, with eight players tallying a kill, and used both of its setters in a sweep of Poland. The Turkish side had to rally in Set 3 to close out the win, coming back from a 12-7 deficit to grab the 25-23 win and go undefeated on the week.
Smarzek scored a match-high 28 points for Poland, with 23 kills and five blocks to lead her team to a 21-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-17, 15-12 victory over No. 7 Italy to open Day 2 of Volleyball Nations League action in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Wednesday.
Relative newcomer Michelle Bartsch-Hackley came through for the United States in a big way, notching a match-high 27 points, including 25 kills and two aces, as the Americans staved off a feisty Polish squad in four sets Tuesday night.
The third leg of the fourth round in the CEV Champions League has concluded, with a number of easy three-set matches taking place while others posed a more challenging task.
Chemik Police won a pair of matches through rounds five and six of the Polish Women’s League to remain on top of the league.