Poland, Czech Republic Stay Perfect in World League Group 2

Poland and the Czech Republic remained undefeated in Group 2 play with victories on Friday in Pool E2 and F2 respectively. The Polish topped Peru in four sets, while the Czechs edged Bulgaria in five sets, coming back from a 2-1 deficit in the match. South Korea scored the lone sweep of the day, taking out Argentina including a 25-8 drubbing in Set 3, to stay atop the group with 13 points.

Meanwhile, Columbia made history as its four-set win over Croatia marked the first win for the country over a European foe in an FIVB World Grand Prix contest.

Standout individual efforts on the day, included Kazakhstan’s Alla Bogdashkina, who scored 20 points including 11 blocks in a loss to Germany, and the top scorer of the day, Puerto Rico’s Karina Ocasio, who registered 24 points, with 21 kills, two aces and a block in the team’s five-set win over Canada.

Canada racked up 20 team blocks in the five-set loss as did Kazakhstan in the four-setter against Germany.

 

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 South Korea 4 1 13 14 4 3.500 414 360 1.150
2 Poland 4 0 12 12 1 12.000 326 237 1.376
3 Czech Republic 4 0 11 12 4 3.000 375 340 1.103
4 Germany 4 1 11 13 6 2.167 437 376 1.162
5 Colombia 3 2 9 9 8 1.125 397 378 1.050
6 Bulgaria 2 2 7 10 8 1.250 382 346 1.104
7 Canada 2 2 7 8 7 1.143 331 299 1.107
8 Peru 2 3 6 8 10 0.800 418 416 1.005
9 Puerto Rico 1 3 2 5 11 0.455 326 373 0.874
10 Croatia 1 4 2 5 14 0.357 341 463 0.737
11 Argentina 0 4 1 2 12 0.167 275 333 0.826
12 Kazakhstan 0 5 0 2 15 0.133 319 417 0.765

Ranking system:

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. If the tie continues as per the point ratio between two teams, the priority will be given to the team which won the last match between them. When the tie in points ratio is between three or more teams, a new classification of these teams in the terms of points 1, 2 and 3 will be made taking into consideration only the matches in which they were opposed to each other.
  • Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
  • Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Day 5 Results (With Links To Full Stats)

  • Venue: Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • All times are Almaty Time (UTC+06:00).
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
14 Jul 14:10 3–1 Croatia 25–22 25–27 25–19 25–20 100–88 P2 P3
14 Jul 17:10 1–3 Germany 25–20 18–25 17–25 21–25 81–95 P2 P3

 

  • Venue: Hala sportowo-widowiskowa KSZO, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
  • All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
14 Jul 17:25 0–3 South Korea 25–27 22–25 8–25 55–77 P2 P3
14 Jul 20:25 3–1 Peru 22–25 25–17 27–25 27–25 101–92 P2 P3
 

 

  • Venue: Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • All times are Atlantic Standard Time (UTC−04:00).
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
14 Jul 17:10 3–2 Bulgaria 25–27 25–20 12–25 25–14 15–9 102–95 P2 P3
14 Jul 20:10 3–2 Canada 25–20 25–21 22–25 20–25 15–13 107–104 P2 P3

 

Day 5 Video Replays

Columbia vs. Croatia

South Korea vs. Argentina

Poland vs. Peru

Czech Republic vs. Bulgaria

Puerto Rico vs. Canada

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