Slovak volleyball players won their first victory at the European Championships in 2021.
Photo: TASR, Zvonko KUCELIN
Volleyball players of Slovakia at the European Championship 2021.
In their fourth C-group meeting in Zadar, Croatia, they defeated Switzerland 3: 1 on Tuesday and kept the chance to advance from the group.
They will play the next match after a day off on Thursday, when at 5 pm they will play in the last match in the group against Belarus.
The Slovaks lost the first set at 21:25, but then improved the game. They were particularly successful in serving, pushing their opponents off the net after him.
In the dramatic third set, the Slovaks lost 14:17, but with an excellent conclusion they turned it in their favor.
Switzerland – Slovakia 1: 3 (21, –14, –19, –22)
Judges: 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. Fričová 9, Tereza Hrušecká 1, Krišková 19, Radosová 12, Pencová 11, Koseková 2, libero Španková (M. Žernovič 1, Abrhámová 5, Palgutová 7). Coach: M. Fenoglio.
Votes after the match
Romana Krišková, smečiarka SR: “We are very happy. We handed over everything, we still fought, even in an unfavorable condition. Winning the set with Italy gave us confidence, we gained more mental strength. I believe that tomorrow we will continue what we have shown today. “
Marco Fenoglio, coach SR: “We needed to handle this match, it was very difficult. But I’m glad we made it, we didn’t want to admit that the tournament would end for us. We now have a day off, we want to prepare well for the Belarusians. “
Nikola Radosová, smečiarka SR: “After the first set, it was mainly about eliminating mistakes. We did it and then we played better. We made fewer mistakes, things started to work for us. “
Barbora Koseková, Slovak recorder: “Thank God we won, it was key. It was probably not the most beautiful volleyball, but we are happy for the result. We are fighting and I prefer that we did it. “
Jaroslava Pencová, smečiarka SR: “We started badly, we feel we don’t play perfectly. We played under more pressure than against the Italians. This was shown in the first set. In the second we were concentrated, we did not allow drama. We made mistakes in the fourth set, we were nervous, but we managed it. “