The “Yellow Tigers” team also lost its second match in the Nations League. The Belgian women’s volleyball team played a believable match against the European champions Italy, but in the end they bit in the sand.
After a tough fight against Serbia, the Yellow Tigers once again faced a tough piece on Thursday. Italy was crowned European champions last year and is also the vice world champion.
Against Belgium, Italy lacked star Paula Igono, but Italy sent plenty of players to the field who won the World Cup last year.
The young tigers didn’t seem to like it in the first group. Brett Herbots caught her side and pushed surprisingly with enthusiasm and Belgium eagerly played for the win: 25-21.
The loss of the group shook the Italian ladies. In set 2 (19-25), the European champion climbed very quickly, but in the third set the Yellow Tigers turned it into a game again.
In a pressing final, Belgium had the upper hand at 21-20. Then the experience of the Italians was decisive. Thanks to the intervention of the video reference, it was not 23-23, but 22-24 for Italy. The tigers could not get rid of the second set point and in the fourth set the cunning Italy did not abandon its prey.
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