PGE Rysice RZESZÓW and Asterix Avo BEVEREN keeping their positions in the Pool D


Article Thu, Dec 7 2023

PGE Rysice RZESZÓW entered this match with 2 wins and 1 loss, while Asterix Avo BEVEREN had suffered three consecutive defeats. The first set of their encounter started evenly, making it extremely difficult to determine the stronger team in this phase. Both teams scored an ace, executed a kill block, and even made an equal number of errors. Only towards the end, luck favored the Polish team, securing two consecutive points and winning the first set.

The second set didn't hold much suspense; the home team quickly gained the upper hand and maintained it until the set's conclusion. They wrapped it up with a score of 25:16, and Ann Kalandadze exhibited a 100% attack rate, converting all 6 of her attempts.


The third set began with the Belgian team establishing a notable 4:0 lead. By the midpoint, their opponents closely caught up, but the game, much like the first set, remained evenly matched in terms of strength. Towards the end, the Belgians once again regained the advantage, leading 21:20. Ultimately, they executed attacks more effectively, reaching the 25-point mark first, reviving the intrigue in the match.

In the fourth set, Asterix Avo BEVEREN fought on equal terms until the midpoint. Iris Vos was the most effective in her team, scoring 6 points, while Manon Stagier contributed 4 points along with 1 ace. Unfortunately, these efforts didn't help the Belgians push the match into a fifth set. Consequently, the standings in Pool D remained unchanged for these teams.

Final score: 3:1 (25:23, 25:16, 23:25, 25:18)

MVP Ann Kalandadze with her 21 spikes.