Slovak volleyball players won their first European Championship in 2021.
Photo: TASRAnd Zvonko Koslin
Slovak volleyball players at the 2021 European Championships.
In their fourth Group C meet in Zadar, Croatia, they defeated Switzerland 3:1 on Tuesday and kept the chance to advance from the group.
They will play the next game after a day off on Thursday, when they will play at 5pm in the last game of the group against Belarus.
The Slovaks lost the first set at 21:25, but then improved the game. They were especially successful in sending, after which opponents pushed him out of the network.
In the dramatic third set, the Slovaks lost 14:17, but with an excellent result they turned it in their favour.
Switzerland – Slovakia 1:3 (21, -14, -19, -22)
Decisions: Miklošičová (Slovenia) and Jankovič (Srb.), 200 spectators
Switzerland: Pierretová 1, Künzlerová 15, Matterová 9, Storcková 12, Van Rooijová 10, Sulserová 10, Liberá Depratiová and Knuttiová (Hämmerliová 0, Eiholzerová 8). Coach: S. Van Hintumová.
Slovakia: K. Fricová 9, Tereza Hrušecká 1, Krišková 19, Radosová 12, Pencová 11, Koseková 2, Libero Španková (M. Žernovič 1, Abrhámová 5, Palgutová 7). Coach: M. fenoglio.
Vote after the match
Romana Krišková, smečiarka SRWe have given up everything, we are still fighting, even in an unfavorable situation. Winning a group with Italy gave us confidence, and we gained more mental strength. I think tomorrow we will continue what we showed today.”
Marco Finoglio, Real Madrid coach: “We needed to deal with this match, it was very difficult. But I’m glad we made it, we didn’t want to admit that the tournament would be over for us. Now we have a day off, and we want to prepare well for the Belarusians.”
Nikola Radosova, smečiarka SR: “After the first set, it was mainly about removing mistakes. We did it and then we played better. We made fewer mistakes, and things started working for us.”
Barbora Kozkova, Slovak Registrar: “Thank God we won, that was key. It was probably not the most beautiful volleyball, but we are happy with the result. We are fighting and I’d rather do it.”
Jaroslava Pencová, smečiarka SR: “We started badly, we feel that we are not playing perfectly. We played under more pressure than we played against the Italians. This was shown in the first set. In the second we were focused, we did not allow drama. We made mistakes in the fourth set, we were nervous, but we succeeded. in that “.
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