The Wednesday game of two teams who went smoothly through qualifications where they could easily find solutions for their opponents, winning most of their games in straight sets. With similar achievements on the international scene, both Ukraine and Slovenia are looking forward to getting another victory and strengthening their position in Europe.
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
Ukrainian Head Coach Garly Yegaizarov discusses with Ukrainian Karasova (12)
Slovenia going for more
Ukraine aginst Slovenia was a back and forth match and the teams followed each other in transitions and points. Both eager to win this important spot in the next round. Remarkable was that Ukraine made only three errors in the first set and had four serve aces. In the second set Ukraine lost their concentration and Slovenia led by 11 - 3, but Ukraine came closer and managed to even out the big gap. In the end Slovenia was the strongest of the two teams and crushed Ukraine in the fifth set by 15 -8, much thanks to five monster blocks.
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of UKRAINE compared to SLOVENIA.
UKRAINE number of service aces compared to SLOVENIA
Errors leading to points of UKRAINE, next to those from SLOVENIA
"Yes, it's true that promotion to the next round is a historical achievement for our team. We didn't think about it before the match. We just believed in ourselves. Team spirit decided about our win. Self-confidence was really key here"
setter of Slovenia