In the fight for the first place in the group Tīna Graudiņa / Anastasija Kravčenoka tonight fought against the Russians Ksenia Dabiza / Dary Rudih, who have not been played in such a combination so far.
At the beginning of the start set, Kravčenoka had two passes (3: 0), but Graudiņa block gave 4: 0. The opponent responded with three points. The grain blocked the ball, and Kravchenoka immediately reached 8: 5. Rudiha took the defense and placed 9: 8. Kravčenoka played in defense and hit well – 13:10. Serving for the benefit of Daugavpils led to the triumph of Jūrmala over the net (17:13). Kravchenoka took the defense and hit accurately – 19:14. The last point of the first set was added by Graudiņa – 21:16.
At the beginning of the next set, Grainiņa block (2: 0), but the opponents three points in a row – 2: 3. Error in the upper pass and 4: 7. “Very debatable,” said a live television commentator. After a hit on the net, the score became 5: 9. Grain block (5: 7) and then she also goes – 11:12. Jūrmalniece triumphed over the net (12:12), but in the fight with the block, the opponent was hit 13:12. The judge went to look at our end line and preferred the Russians (15:16), also the next two points for the guests – 15:18. Then at 17:20, Kravčenoka’s pass gave 19:20, but the last point of the second set was scored by the opponent – 19:21.
At the beginning of the decisive set, Graudiņa had a go (3: 1), but Rudihai had a 4: 1 hit. Grain has another aisle (5: 1), moreover, in the next game she won over the net – 6: 1. The Jurmala block gave 9: 3. Thus, the success of the third set with 15:10.
The eighth final is scheduled for tomorrow, however, the forecasted strong wind may introduce changes in the game schedule.
In the 2020 European Championship, each team in a group has only two games, not three. Thus, the winners of the first match continue to fight for the first place in the group, but the losers fight for the third (as in the World Tour). In the first matches of the European Championship, Latvian teams are only on the 1st square.
Latvian women’s games
|Date and time||Group||The game||The result|
|15.09.20 at 16||B||# 31 Ozoliņa / Skrastiņa ENG – # 2 Kozuha / Ludviga GER||7:21 16:21|
|15.09.20 at 17||G||# 26 Briede / Paegle LAT – # 7 Keizere / Mepelinka NED||13:21 17:21|
|15.09.20 at 18||F||# 27 Namiķe / Brailko LAT – # 6 Hermanova / Slukova CZE||16:21 16:21|
|15.09.20 at 19||E||# 5 Kravčenoka / Graudiņa LAT – # 28 Lehtonen / Ahtiainena FIN||21:14 21:14|
|16.09.20 at 16.00||B||# 31 Ozoliņa / Skrastiņa ENG – # 15 Birlova / Ukolova RUS||13:21 8:21|
|16.09.20 at 17.00||G||# 26 Briede / Paegle ENG – # 10 Birens / Tilmane GRE||15:21 18:21|
|16.09.20 at 18.00||F||# 27 Namiķe / Brailko LAT – # 22 Župitēra / Šamero FRA||17:21 16:21|
|16.09.20 at 19.00||E||# 5 Kravčenoka / Graudiņa LAT – # 21 Dabiža / Rudiha RUS||21:16 19:21 15:10|
European Championship games will be broadcast live on LMT Straume, TV3 Sport2 channel, skaties.lv, Sportacentrs.com TV channel, but also decisive on TV6 channel.