The first game in group B was the Polish-Croatian clash that opened the championship. The players of Stefano Lavarini. There was a big sensation in the next match. Favorites of the group, Turczynki,. The last match of the first round was the duel between the Dominican Republic and South Korea.
Strong opening of the Dominican Republic. Korean women without a chance, only 17 points in the “best” set
The Dominican women had a strong entrance, winning the first five shares. The leaders in the later parts kept their advantage (10: 5), and the rivals were unable to oppose them. North American volleyball players maintained full control over the events on the pitch (21:14), which gave them a 25:17 victory.
The beginning of the second edition was much more even, but the Asian girls were able to fight their rivals only up to 6: 5. In subsequent actions, the representatives of the Dominican Republic gained more and more momentum, and a series of eight winning shares in a row allowed them to escape at 18: 7. So their win was just a matter of time. Ultimately, the favorites allowed the Koreans to score only 12 points.
Although the Asian team started the third game with a 3: 1 lead, the picture of the match quickly returned to the previous games. The Dominicans recorded successive series of points, which over time allowed them to jump back to 12: 4. In the later parts, the leaders kept a high lead and could count down to the final whistle. The favorites ended the game with a series of four points won, which gave them a 25:15 victory.
Polish women runners-up in group B after the first round of matches
A confident victory of the Dominican Republic allowed them to jump to the lead in the group. North American volleyball players have 3 points. Polish women can boast the same score, but a worse set balance gives them second place. Thailand is third (2 points), and Turkey is fourth (1 point). The following positions are taken by Croatians (0 points) and South Korea (0 points).
Table of group B of the volleyball world championships after the first round:
- Dominican Republic – 3 points, 1 win, 3: 0 sets balance
- Poland – 3 points, 1 victory, balance of sets 3: 1
- Thailand – 2 points, 1 victory, balance of sets 3: 2
- Turkey – 1 points, 0 wins, balance of sets 2: 3
- Croatia – 0 points, 0 wins, balance of sets 1: 3
- South Korea – 0 points, 0 wins, 0: 3 sets balance
The next games in group B will be played on Tuesday, September 27 in Ergo Arena in Gdañsk. At 13:00 the Turkish women will face South Korea, and at 5:30 pm the Dominican Republic will face Croatia. The day will be crowned by the second match of the white and reds, which will face Thailand.