BEACH VOLLEYBALL


Azerbaijan storm to second straight-sets victory under the eyes of President Aliyev

Sunday 24th of September 2017
Azerbaijan storm to second straight-sets victory under the eyes of President Aliyev

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 24, 2017. Azerbaijan’s spectacular run at the historic women’s EuroVolley they are co-hosting together with Georgia continued on Sunday as the hosts rallied to a comprehensive 3-0 victory (25-14, 25-21, 25-23) over Poland to cement their leadership in Pool A – where they still have to contest their last match with Germany. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr Ilham Aliyev, paid a second visit to the National Gymnastics Arena and was among the many fans to celebrate yet another win for the home side – who have embarked on a mission to improve on their best #EuroVolleyW result to date, i.e. the fourth place they achieved back in 2005 in Croatia. Later in the evening, Germany beat Hungary 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18) to secure their progression to the Playoffs – with Hungary packing their bags since they have to leave the competition after suffering three losses in as many matches.

Poland secure second straight victory with thunderous comeback in fourth set

Saturday 23rd of September 2017
Poland secure second straight victory with thunderous comeback in fourth set

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 23, 2017. Poland recorded their second straight victory at the 2017 women’s EuroVolley in Baku in the only Pool A match scheduled for Saturday. They had to work hard for this result – and especially in the fourth set fought bravely to avoid they would play their second tiebreak in as many matches. Poland’s eventual 3-1 victory (25-22, 19-25, 25-17, 25-18) over Hungary virtually secures their spot in the Playoff round and as a result, they will feel no pressure at all when taking on Azerbaijan in their last match in the group phase. Once again, Malwina Smarzek was Poland’s match winner – chipping in with 25 points after she had amassed a haul of 36 the night before against Germany.

Ukraine’s rising star Stepaniuk predicts bright future for Volleyball in her country

Saturday 23rd of September 2017
Ukraine’s rising star Stepaniuk predicts bright future for Volleyball in her country

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 23, 2017. The 24-year-old outside hitter Anna Stepaniuk is one of the players who have chiefly contributed to Ukraine’s success story in this year’s European League – and despite their consecutive 2-3 losses to Russia and Bulgaria, Stepaniuk and Ukraine have confirmed at the 2017 women’s EuroVolley that they are a true force to reckon with.

Playing and hosting EuroVolleyW is only one step of many on Georgia s journey to top level Volleyball

Saturday 23rd of September 2017
Playing and hosting EuroVolleyW is only one step of many on Georgia s journey to top level Volleyball

Tbilisi, Georgia, September 23, 2017. After a difficult opening match against Italy, Georgia face a more complicated road to get to the Playoff phase of the 2017 EuroVolley in Baku, Azerbaijan. Captain Tinatin Tchautchidze assures that Georgia understand the length of their journey and numerous obstacles that stand ahead of both her team and the entire Georgian Volleyball family.

Russia poised to become a Beach Volleyball powerhouse

Wednesday 13th of September 2017
Russia poised to become a Beach Volleyball powerhouse

Vulcano, Italy, September 13, 2017. Men’s national team coach Oleg Kiselev and women’s coach Dmitri Fedotov explain Russia’s rise in European Beach Volleyball after their country claimed all gold medals at stake at this year’s #EuroBeachVolleyU18, #EuroBeachVolleyU20, and #EuroBeachVolleyU22.