70

    16:40

    Kimberly Drewniok’s smash just scrapes the line and the challenge makes the important 13:11. The momentum changes sides again and Germany adds two quick points. Next break Kazakhstan!

    67

    16:38

    The butterflies have to keep doing their thing here and not let the pressure drop too early. Kazakhstan just smells morning air again and is working towards 11:12.

    65

    16:36

    Marie Schölzel ended the small 3-0 run by the Kazakhs with a spotless smash. And then she adds two more service winners. The old distance has already been restored.

    64

    16:35

    A successful challenge by the Kazakhs and a few small mistakes in the German game ensure excitement again. Suddenly the Kazakh block through Yelizaveta Meister is also on the spot.

    62

    16:32

    Emonts again! Germany pulls the reins earlier this time and goes away to 8:4. Time out Kazakhstan.

    60

    16:31

    Laura Emonts wasn’t very involved in the first two sets, but is getting stronger now. After a botched acceptance, Kästner plays hard from below and Emonts books her third point of attack.

    58

    4:30 p.m

    Since the German block security falls asleep completely! Anastassiya Kolomoyets passes the ball over and nobody even comes close to the ball. Kazakhstan is back.

    56

    16:27

    Two good serves from Janiska ensure a perfect start. Then Laura Emonts grabs the block and Germany quickly pulls away 3-0.

    55

    16:26

    Vital Heynen hasn’t changed yet and begins the third set again with the original starting six.

    51.

    16:23

    Sentence conclusion:
    Germany is clearly heading for the second win in the second group game and clearly wins the second round against Kazakhstan. As soon as the butterflies pick up the pace here and act with concentration, the Kazakhs are hopelessly overwhelmed. Above all, DVV captain Jennifer Janiska comes up trumps and already has 14 points.

    51.

    16:21

    This time, too, Germany closes the sack in the first attempt and increases to 2-0.

    50

    16:20

    After a Kazakh ace by Yelizaveta Meister, Kimberly Drewniok scored diagonally to make it 24:18. So this time there are six set balls for the DVV selection.

    48

    16:19

    Strong! After an unclean acceptance by Pogany, Drewniok spontaneously acts as a setter and serves over for Janiska, who really lets it rip on the hall floor again.

    46

    16:18

    The electronic scoreboard comes to the rescue of the Kazakhs and simply records another point. Fortunately, Vital Heynen notices this and the score is corrected to 20:15.

    44

    16:15

    Kristina Belova has been the best point provider in the Kazakh team so far with six points. In the German team, Jennifer Janiska (11), Kimberly Drewniok (8) and Camilla Weitzel (8) already have three players with more points.

    42

    16:13

    But Kazakhstan also makes life easy for Germans. Sometimes an assumption goes wrong, sometimes the attacks end up nowhere. Even top attacker Tatyana Nikitina unnecessarily smashes the ball meters wide.

    40

    16:10

    However, the way Germany scores points is different. In the first set it was almost all about the outside, but Vital Heynen’s team is now increasingly successful with the first pace.

    38

    16:09

    Just like in the first set, Germany picks up the pace at half-time and breaks away. After Janiska’s next service winner, the scoreboard is 13:9. Time out Kazakhstan!

    36

    16:07

    Currently, Pia Kästner’s passes are sometimes inaccurate and Germany has to play the ball several times just to be safe. But then the defense digs up another one and Weitzel sinks over the first tempo to 12:9.

    35

    16:06

    Germany is also unlucky with the first challenge. After a long rally, Drewniok takes a risky high ball and warps it. Only 10:9.

    34

    16:04

    The serves are also better for the German team. Again and again the Kazakhs are forced to attack in the back and the German block is doing better and better. This time there is no getting past Janiska and Weitzel.

    32

    16:03

    Pia Kästner does it herself and surprisingly sends the ball past the puzzled Kazakh block. First point of attack for the German player.

    31

    16:01

    A long serve from Laura Emonts brings the next chance. This time Jennifer Janiska doesn’t get through in the first attempt, but then puts the ball behind the Kazakh block with a lot of feeling.

    30

    15:59

    Similar to the first sentence, it goes back and forth at first. Kazakhstan seems to have stabilized a bit and plays their own attacks better.

    28

    15:58

    Now the first tempo comes through and Camilla Weitzel politely thanks for the great pass from Pia Kästner.

    27

    15:57

    Go on! With an ace by Jennifer Janiska, the second round starts optimally from a German point of view.

    23

    15:56

    Sentence conclusion:
    Germany finally won the first round against Kazakhstan with 25:15 after slight starting difficulties. The DVV butterflies benefit above all from a questionable tactic by the Kazakhs, who always stop the first pace and invest a lot in the block, but let the German diagonal attackers score with almost no resistance. Jennifer Janiska and Kimberly Drewniok each got through five times.

    23

    15:54

    The first set ball is sitting! Kimberly Drewniok is once again forgotten on her side and fires down the line to 25:15.

    22

    15:53

    After another successful block by Camilla Weitzel, the first set balls are there for Germany. And there are nine of them.

    19

    15:52

    The next time-out doesn’t help the Kazakhs either. Kristina Belova smashes past the German block and gives the DVV the next point. a challenge for a possible block touch does not change that.

    18

    15:49

    The captain goes ahead! Jennifer Janiska has already increased her points account to six points with the next winner. The set win is very close for the now clearly superior Germans.

    16

    15:47

    In the meantime, Germany has clearly taken over the scepter and further extended the lead. Kazakhstan just can’t cope with the German pace and seems helpless at times. Janiska smashes the line down to 19:14.

    15

    15:45

    Now the German block really grabs for the first time and lands a direct point to 16:13. Germany leads by three points for the first time and Kazakhstan’s coach asks for the first time-out.

    13.

    15:44

    The Kazakhs are very focused on their block and sometimes completely ignore the backcourt defense. When Germany spread the game, the diagonal attackers often have a clear path.

    12.

    15:42

    In a very long rally, both rows of blocks work hard and it goes back and forth forever. Ultimately, a surprising pass from Kästner creates the gap, which this time Drewniok uses safely.

    10

    15:40

    While the interaction between Kästner and Drewniok is not really right, the attacks on the left side are now better. After Emonts, Janiska now gets through one too.

    8th.

    15:39

    The German team is slowly getting going and capitalizing on the opportunities they have created. First leadership for Germany.

    6.

    15:37

    That’s how it works! After Pogany’s acceptance, Kästner serves an overhead pass perfectly for Camilla Weitzel, who has the open field in front of her and smashes the ball to the ground. 6:6.

    5.

    15:36

    Laura Emonts then optimally hits an attack shot down the line and scores, but the German game remains flawed and the deficit stable.

    3.

    15:34

    It’s not really going well in the German game yet. Despite good passes, Drewniok and Emonts failed to smash the ball into the field twice in a row and Kazakhstan went 4-2 away.

    1.

    15:32

    Here we go! The first German assumption fits, but the attack doesn’t get through yet. A little later there is the next chance and Kimberly Drewniok pushes the ball into the field to make it 1-0.

    15:30

    National coach Vital Heynen sends the formation onto the field that turned the fourth set against Bulgaria and bagged the win. Pia Kästner, Jennifer Janiska, Kimberly Drewniok, Marie Schölzel, Laura Emonts, Camilla Weitzel and Libera Anna Pogany begin.

    15:24

    In contrast to yesterday, when the DVV selection was loudly supported by some fans in Arnhem, 20 kilometers from the German border, the hall is almost empty this afternoon when the national anthems are played.

    15:15

    The German team is favored against Kazakhstan. In three duels with the East Europeans, Germany has only lost one set and won three times comfortably. However, the last two successes were already five years ago. The Kazakhs had to play against the USA at the start and were only able to keep up to some extent in the third set (22:25) in the clear 0:3 defeat. A win would be something very special for the selection coached by Darko Dobreskov. At the last World Cup in 2018, the Kazakhs didn’t win a single set and ended up finishing 24th and last.

    15:06

    In the opening win against Bulgaria, the German women still had a hard time. All four sets were hard fought, especially in the third (25:23) the pendulum could have swung the other way when the score was 1:1. “You could see that we still falter a bit from time to time,” admitted captain Jennifer Janiska afterwards, adding: “The three points are very important.” Now the DVV team wants to step up their game against Kazakhstan and create a cushion before the games against defending champion Serbia, Olympic champions USA and Canada later. The top four teams in the group advance.

    15:02

    Hello and welcome to the second group game of the German volleyball players at the 2022 World Cup! After the opening win against Bulgaria, Vital Heynen’s side continue their game against Kazakhstan in Arnhem at 15:30 today.

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