The Polish national volleyball team is riding high at the European Championships after securing their second consecutive victory, this time defeating the Netherlands with a score of 3-1. This remarkable win has brought them one step closer to dominating Group C and reaffirming their status as serious contenders in the tournament.
In a thrilling match witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd, Poland faced an early setback in the first set but quickly rallied, overpowering their theoretically strongest group rivals, the Netherlands.
The Dutch team, fresh from a victory against Montenegro, proved to be tough opponents, engaging in a fierce contest with frequent referee discussions. Despite the Dutch briefly taking the lead (14:16) in the first set, Poland’s resilience shone through.
After a tactical substitution by Coach Nikola Grbić in the second set, Poland surged ahead with a 7:3 lead, relying on their strong middle play and blocking. They comfortably claimed the set 25-13.
Poland continued their dominance in the third set, taking control and winning 25-19, despite some Dutch resistance. In the fourth set, Poland maintained their early lead, ultimately securing a 3-1 victory, with key plays by Wilfredo Leon.
With this win, Poland leads Group C and sets their sights on upcoming matches against North Macedonia, Denmark, and Montenegro. Their next challenge is against North Macedonia on Sunday, August 3, at 8 pm.
Poland – Netherlands 3-1 (23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-22)