On Friday evening (30/09/22) the German volleyball players advanced early to the second group stage of the world championships in the Netherlands and Poland, despite a defeat against Olympic champions USA.
The team of national coach Vital Heynen lost for the second time in a row in a clear 0:3 (17:25, 13:25, 24:26) against the top favorites in Lodz, Poland, but the fourth place in the group of six is lost. to the DVV women for the final game with Canada on Saturday (4:00 PM)
Against the world number one, the USA, who lost only one set at the World Cup, the German team had to admit a defeat, just like in the 0:3 against defending champions Serbia the day before.
Put ball in the third round
Top scorer of the DVV selection, who missed a set point in the third round, was Kimberly Drewniok with eight points. The DVV selection won the first two matches against Bulgaria (3:1) and Kazakhstan (3:0).
Because both Bulgaria and Kazakhstan also lost their fourth game on Friday and can therefore no longer catch up with the German team, Heynen’s team can already make plans for the second group stage. This will be played in two groups of eight from 4 to 9 October, the four best teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals. The German women have never won a World Cup medal.