Team work keeps Linz on top
After three rounds in Group B of 2014/15 Women`s European Champions League nobody is sure that will play in the semi-final, because three clubs are continuing with 2-1 score and one with 0-3. Tonight just one of two double WECL champions fulfilled expecta
After three rounds in Group B of 2014/15 Women`s European Champions League nobody is sure that will play in the semi-final, because three clubs are continuing with 2-1 score and one with 0-3. Tonight just one of two double WECL champions fulfilled expectations: Linz AG Froschberg – Postas Sport Egyesulet 3:2, Metz TT – TTC Berlin Eastside 3:2.
The most successful Austrian club showed team work against Hungarian Postas. On the other side Dutch LI Jiao tried to push his side to the victory, but the player who has two WECL titles with Heerlen tonight had no adequate support from her team mates.
LI Jiao managed to beat two top European players, former champion of Old Continent LIU Jia and Iveta VACENOVSKA, both in five games. In second encounter of the Linz`s clash, LI missed three match balls in fourth set (10:7, 10:12), but continued to the victory. LIU Jia, Iveta VACENOVSKA and Sofia POLCANOVA took one point each.
Metz repeated last year`s feat, beating again TTC Berlin Eastside in five games. It was first defeat of reigning WECL champion. In the previous season Yunli SCHREINER was the hero, bringing two points to the French side, but club`s newcomer FU Yu took her role this time (SCHREINER wasn’t participated). World`s no. 18 beat Georgina POTA and SHAN Xiaona, losing just one set in total. In decisive, fifth encounter, former individual European champion WU Jiaduo overcame POTA in five sets. Hungarian was a little beat tired after recent World Cup semis held in Linz.
WECL Round 3, Group B
Linz AG Froschberg – Postas Sport Egyesulet 3:2
LIU Jia – Rita KERTAI 3:1 (11:6, 11:2, 6:11, 13:11)
Iveta VACENOVSKA – LI Jiao 2:3 (11:9, 6:11, 11:13, 12:10, 7:11)
Sofia POLCANOVA – Krisztina AMBRUS 3:0 (11:4, 11:9, 11:8)
LIU Jia – LI Jiao 2:3 (11:3, 5:11, 4:11, 11:8, 5:11)
Iveta VACENOVSKA – Rita KERTAI 3:0 (11:4, 11:5, 11:3)
Metz TT – TTC Berlin Eastside 3:2
FU Yu – Georgina POTA 3:1 (11:8, 9:11, 11:2, 11:8)
WU Jiaduo – SHAN Xiaona 1:3 (11:9, 10:12, 11:13, 8:11)
Laura GASNIER – Petrissa SOLJA 1:3 (11:8, 6:11, 9:11, 8:11)
FU Yu – SHAN Xiaona 3:0 (11:8, 14:12, 11:8)
WU Jiaduo – Georgina POTA 3:2 (5:11, 11:9, 11:8, 10:12, 11:7)