Ukraine book ticket to EuroVolleyU17W finals
Luxembourg, January 6, 2018. With action across all eight qualification pools of the 2018 CEV U17 Volleyball European Championship - Women taking place on Saturday, the first results are already coming in, as fans all over the continent expect some answers about who will make the finals in Bulgaria in April. After Russia qualified on Friday, Ukraine have joined them among the finalists.
Pool F - CHERKASY (UKR)
All Pool F action came under completion on Saturday in Cherkasy, with hosts Ukraine scoring their second victory, topping the final standings and earning a spot at the finals. Greece finished second on two points saving some hope of joining them in Bulgaria in April.
Ukraine vs. Latvia 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-15)
A serious battle between Ukraine and Latvia in this decisive match did not occur. For 69 minutes the Ukrainian girls dominated on the court and danced the victorious dance at the end. At the start of the first set Latvia managed to take a three-point lead, but the Ukranian players kept their cool gaining control with six points in a row. At 19-18 and 20-19 were the only other occurrences of a Latvian lead for the rest of the match. With lots of precision in attack and productive blocking, the home team cruised to a straight-set victory. Ukraine’s Veronika Zhukova was the best scorer of the match with 13 points.