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28/10/2015 23:15
VC SNEEK upset Belgian cup winners VDK GENT Dames in CEV Cup first round
2016 CEV Volleyball Cup - Women

Gent, Belgium, October 28, 2015. VDK GENT Dames lost their first match in the 2016 CEV Volleyball Cup – Women to a well-organised VC SNEEK of the Netherlands by 1:3. The home team mentored by Jan De Brandt made too many mistakes to hope for a victory and ended up losing in four sets to their neighbours from the Netherlands (15-25, 15-25, 25-19, 23-25).  
 
VC SNEEK started the match with Fenna Zeinstra scoring twice for 5:2 and forcing a time-out by Jan De Brandt. VC SNEEK widened the gap but Laure Flament from the service line could bring VDK GENT Dames back to 8:10. VC SNEEK ran away to 16:8 at the second technical time-out trough mistakes of VDK GENT Dames. The difference remained through to the end and with their excellent performance at the net the Dutchwomen brought the first set to a happy end at 25-15.

Also in the second set the guests took a flying start with Roos van Wijnen standing behind the service line. Captain Fenna Zeinstra propelled her team for a 16:9 lead and once again many mistakes by VDK GENT Dames paved the way with gold for the Dutch visitors, and Zeinstra finished it off for a second time at 25-15.

VDK GENT Dames took for the first time the lead in the match at 4:2 in the third set. But good work from Roos van Wijnen and excellent serving turned the situation around (4:8). However, GENT Dames fought back and levelled at 10:10 with some good blocks. Hungarian international Agnes Pallag showed the way by scoring from the service line and made it 16:12 at the second technical time-out for the Belgian hosts. Christine Anthony could score three points but VC SNEEK came back to 19:17. GENT Dames eventually took the third set with a blocking point against Fenna Zeinstra.

Gwendoline Horemans scored four times for VDK GENT Dames in set four and at 7:3 the mentor of VC SNEEK Petra Groenland took a time out. Christine Anthony contributed to the provisional 10:6 on the scoreboard and some mistakes by the visitors moved the score to 16:11 for GENT at the second technical time-out. An ace of van Wijnen brought the guests back on track: 16:14. VC SNEEK took the lead at 21:19 with Marrit Jasper standing behind the service line before Carlijn Ghijssen-Jans scored the last point for a well deserved Dutch victory (25-23).

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