Netherlands Looks To Top Pool F1 In Rematch With Dominican Republic

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX

  • Group 1
  • July 7th – August 6th
  • FIVB World Grand Prix Round 1
  • Schedule/Results
  • Pool F1
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia

Pool F1 will feature a rematch between the Dominican Republic and The Netherlands, where the Dutch crew won in a three-set sweep in week one. Both teams dropped one match on the week, but The Netherlands came out on top of the pool with seven points to the Dominican’s six.

Rounding out the pool is Belgium and Russia, who both went 0-3 in their first week of play. The Belgium crew won just one set on the week, while the Russians came close in every match, going to five sets but choked late, losing all matches.

The pool will not be easy, with three top-10 teams:

  • #4 Russia
  • #7 The Netherlands
  • #9 Dominican Republic
  • #16 Belgium

Pool F1 Schedule

Date Time Match-ups
July 14 16:40 The Netherlands Belgium
July 14 19:10 Russia Dominican Republic
July 15 16:40 The Netherlands Dominican Republic
July 15 19:10 Russia Belgium
July 16 16:40 Dominican Republic Belgium
July 16 19:10 Russia The Netherlands
  • Times are in UTC +5:00

The Dutch team was led by Celeste Plak, who contributed 49 points in week one on 42 kills, three blocks and four aces. The continued output from Plak and teammate Robin De Kruijf, who has 38 points on 25 kills, 12 blocks and one ace, The Netherlands will have a shot of another first place pool finish.

For the Dominican, Bethania De La Cruz De Pena led the scoring with 48 points on the week. Russia will have to use Irina Voronkova to help take down the Dominican crew, as Voronkova put down 52 points in week one.

Below are the Group 1 standings, with Pool E1 teams having asterisks (*).

MATCHES PTS SETS POINTS
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 Serbia 3 0 9 9 0 MAX 225 163 1.380
2 United States* 3 0 8 9 2 4.500 262 225 1.164
3 Netherlands 2 1 7 8 3 2.667 250 224 1.116
4 Dominican Republic 2 1 6 6 5 1.200 261 254 1.028
5 Brazil 2 1 5 6 5 1.200 244 237 1.030
6 China* 2 1 5 6 6 1.000 268 274 0.978
7 Japan 2 1 4 7 7 1.000 300 294 1.020
8 Turkey* 1 2 4 5 7 0.714 248 267 0.929
9 Italy* 1 2 2 4 8 0.500 267 280 0.954
10 Russia 0 3 3 6 9 0.667 319 337 0.947
11 Thailand 0 3 1 3 9 0.333 239 278 0.860
12 Belgium 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 198 248 0.798

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