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Netherlands beat Russia 3-0 at Wagner Memorial tournament

Germany get together for a team talk
 Plock, Poland, September 7, 2013 – The second day of the 11th Wagner Memorial tournament in Poland on Saturday started with a sensational 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-22) win by the Netherlands against Russia.

Russia coach Andrey Voronkov tried an alternative line-up with Sergey Makarov as the first setter and Nikolay Apalikov/Artem Volvich in the middle. The Netherlands started strongly, pulling ahead 7-2 before taking the set by a three-point margin, with great play by Niels Klapwijk and dynamic serves by Nimir Abdelaziz, who had three aces.

Hosts Poland beat Germany 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-19) in the second game thanks to great serves (10 aces) and good blocking (six points). Poland coach Andrea Anastasi used Jakub Jarosz and Lukasz Wisniewski and was really satisfied with their performance.  

“I need to choose the best 12 for the CEV VELUX European Championship,” Anastasi stated. 

German coach Vital Heynen said his team wasn’t in good shape, especially with their reception and serves. Germany captain Jochen Schoeps said the team still had time to sort things out.

“We have time to improve before the European Championship, but losing in three sets is never comfortable,” Schoeps said.

Poland leads the standings with six points from two games, followed by the Netherlands (three points), Russia (three points) and Germany (no points). 

RUSSIA – NETHERLANDS 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-22)

POLAND – GERMANY 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-19)

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