Argentina Takes Fifth Place at WWC
The Argentinian team has won the match for the fifth place with a 3:0 victory against Poland. The newcomers from Poland kept in reach throughout the game, scoring overall 28 points.
Attacker Natalia Dominioni scored the first point for Argentina, and her team quickly pulled ahead. In the middle of set one Poland came back, their defense players Kinga Guszcza and Agata Jozefowicz played an excellent match. At 7:3 for Argentina, Poland brings Karolina Olszewska who impresses with her serves. While the Polish team defends four set points, Natalia Dominioni scores the next opportunity and brings her team into the lead (1:0 in sets).
Poland gets out well of the starting blocks in set two and scores the first point. However, Argentina seizes control at 3:2 and drives home the set win (11:7). Argentina’s attacker Noeli Gallina impresses with a strong game.
The third set is a tight affair. Poland takes again the lead early on, but Argentina bounces back. The teams are evenly matched, and it is Argentina who gets the first match point at 10:9. Poland’s Klaudia Nagler-Skroban equalizes with an excellent attack. Her team also scores the next point and has a set point. Argentina bounces back and gets two match points, of which the South Americans score the second attempt (14:12).
Argentina has won the match and thus secured the fifth place in the tournament, for the fifth time at a World Championship. Newcomer Poland played a strong tournament and comes in on the sixth place.
Lina Schmidt, Coach (POL): The girls showed an amazing development throughout the tournament. The whole team, on all positions, showed improvements. Everyone played better, even though we did not have any additional training-sessions. The learned quickly and I think we can be rather happy with the sixth place. We are extremely proud of the team.
Natalia Dominioni (ARG): This game was a great ending for this tournament. Many girls could play, which is important because they travelled a long way. It’s great that many of them had the opportunity to play this last game.