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forever_rafter
Aug 20th, 2005, 10:51 AM
Saturday at 14.45 CET LIVE on Eurosport : Poland - Ukraine
Sunday at 19.30 CET LIVE on Eurosport2 : Bulgaria - Poland

Fingers crossed for Polish team! :bounce: We have a very pretty squad ;)
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/8616/img00075mc.jpg

@m@nd@
Aug 20th, 2005, 11:11 AM
we dont get coverage here :sad:
i like the polish and brazilian team :D

Portobello
Aug 20th, 2005, 11:23 AM
Today at 14.45 CET LIVE on Eurosport : Poland - Ukraine
Tomorrow at 19.30 CET LIVE on Eurosport2 : Bulgaria - Poland

Fingers crossed for Polish team! :bounce: We have a very pretty squad ;)
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/8616/img00075mc.jpg
Wow #7 's so pretty :hearts:
I cheer for Poland now :lol: :lol:

forever_rafter
Aug 20th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Wow #7 's so pretty :hearts:
I cheer for Poland now :lol: :lol:

Of course she is, it's Maggie Glinka, one of world's best players :) I'll add some photos in a minute ;)

career highlights:
- CEV Cup 2001 winner with Vicenza (named MVP)
- European Championship 2003 gold medalist (MVP and Best Player awards)
-Named Best European Player of 2003
- World Cup 2003 in Japan MVP and Best Player awards
- vice-champion of Italy with Asystel Novara in season 2003/2004
- runner-up of Indesit Champions League with Asystel Novara

some pics:

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/5520/glinka13mp.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6949/zdsc00759sc.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/7533/274cimg02036ni.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/4885/okecie050617050xw.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/9595/4garanovarabergamo4018vx.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/1251/asystelforlirs0621rm.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/4135/glinka031114wcup19osa14jc.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/8266/mvpofworldcup20031kl.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/9006/glinka2jpg1fr.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/5953/viva25od.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/1782/okladkapssmall8cs.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/2293/028polvschn022qq.jpg

Pszczelny
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:40 PM
Poland def. Ukraine 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-15)

brutal girls :awww:

forever_rafter
Aug 20th, 2005, 02:18 PM
They didn't even played for 100%, otherwise Ukraine wouldn't score more than 10 points in every set... I hope tomorrow they'll win too :bounce:

Chunchun
Aug 20th, 2005, 02:19 PM
official website? or where can i find the draw? :shrug:

forever_rafter
Aug 20th, 2005, 02:25 PM
Try here : http://www.fivb.org/EN/Volleyball/Competitions/WorldChampionships/2006/tournaments/women/WQ05BUL/scorebox.asp?sm=19# (http://)

Dexter
Aug 20th, 2005, 04:09 PM
Haha. I watched this match on Polish TV. Girls from Ukraine didn't know what to do :lol:
Great stuff from our team (reigning European champions) :yeah:

forever_rafter
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:05 PM
You bet ;) And tomorrow at 19.30 CET on Eurosport2 Poland vs Bulgary in the decisive match.

CooCooCachoo
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:14 PM
Germany is my favourite team :) But I like Poland too.

forever_rafter
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:18 PM
I like Germany too ;)

CooCooCachoo
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:20 PM
I like Germany too ;)

Kathy Radzuweit :hearts:

forever_rafter
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Yeah, she's a cutie, looks like a doll ;)

Dexter
Aug 20th, 2005, 09:39 PM
Kathy Radzuweit :hearts:
Haha... I like her too... But sometimes she plays like... :tape:
But she's cute :drool:

Pszczelny
Aug 20th, 2005, 09:53 PM
I like more Angelina Grün than Radzuweit :D

-Em-
Aug 21st, 2005, 12:17 AM
Germany is my favourite team :) But I like Poland too.

poland is my fave eam by far and then come brazil and holland with manon flier being my fave player probably :D

~ The Leopard ~
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:01 AM
I root for Cuba in women's volleyball. Those girls are gorgeous.

lucashg
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:12 AM
A thread about women's volleyball! Yay!
I can only see the big events where Brazil usually plays the best teams. In South America, there used to be good teams like Peru and Argentina, but I guess the only big force now is the Brazilian team and no doubt it's my favorite.

Out of Brazil, I really like China's and Japan's teams. Basically like to watch their games, so much technique with great offense and deffense, whereas other teams like Cuba are all about power. Italy's team is great also. USA used to be good 'til last year, and they were quite good to watch.

The only big team I don't like to watch is Russia. MEH. Can't forget that horrid semifinal match at the Olympics. People talk about Mauresmo, but that was the BIGGEST CHOKE JOB EVER! And I find Russia's moonballing repetitive game boring.

@m@nd@
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:25 AM
The only big team I don't like to watch is Russia. MEH. Can't forget that horrid semifinal match at the Olympics. People talk about Mauresmo, but that was the BIGGEST CHOKE JOB EVER! And I find Russia's moonballing repetitive game boring.

yeah i watched that semifinal match :sad:
mari is probably still sad about it

Hantuchov
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:16 AM
we dont get coverage here :sad:
i like the polish and brazilian team :D

Nor here :(
The Brazilian team is great :yeah:, I just wish we could have hotter players :hearts: :p

some pics:

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/5520/glinka13mp.jpg

What is Janina doing there? :lol:

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/1251/asystelforlirs0621rm.jpg

I miss Ana Vania Mello in the Italian team :sad:, what a pity she'll never come back :sobbing:

They didn't even played for 100%, otherwise Ukraine wouldn't score more than 10 points in every set... I hope tomorrow they'll win too :bounce:

The Ukrainian team will never be strong enough to qualify to the World Championships, only if they'd get an easy qualifying poll ;)

I'm surprised Poland didn't qualify in the 1st chance they got, how could they lose to Germany? :o If they don't beat Bulgaria today, they better retire :rolleyes: Ok, Bulgaria plays @ home, but I'm quite sure Toni Zetova :hearts: and the other more experienced players have already left the team, that's why I'd be shocked if they beat Poland to go to Japan :eek:
If Bulgaria still had the same team as they had in 2002, they'd be a very tough opponent.

Kathy Radzuweit :hearts:

I'm sorry, but she's not my type :o. And such a tall player could be stronger and hits the ball harder, all she does well is to block, but she has no other skills, moves slow in the net to block, weak serve, weak spikes...pppffff @ the German team, even Kathy is not benched anymore.
Suzy Lahme should come back to indoors :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

I like more Angelina Grün than Radzuweit :D

Me too! :inlove:
Angelina is my favourite German player now, one of the best attackers of the world :worship:. But Hanka Pachale, who now only plays in the Italian league, is still my all time favourite German player :hearts:, stupid Korean coach who doesn't get well with her :fiery:

poland is my fave eam by far and then come brazil and holland with manon flier being my fave player probably :D

Manon Flier :hearts:
So young, so talented and sooooooo hot! :drool:

yeah i watched that semifinal match :sad:
mari is probably still sad about it

Be sure she isn't sad anymore ;)

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:33 AM
I'm surprised Poland didn't qualify in the 1st chance they got, how could they lose to Germany? :o If they don't beat Bulgaria today, they better retire :rolleyes: Ok, Bulgaria plays @ home, but I'm quite sure Toni Zetova :hearts: and the other more experienced players have already left the team, that's why I'd be shocked if they beat Poland to go to Japan :eek:
If Bulgaria still had the same team as they had in 2002, they'd be a very tough opponent.


Toni Zetova came back to the team for this tournament and scored 29 pts against Ukraine ;) :wavey:

Hantuchov
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:51 AM
Toni Zetova came back to the team for this tournament and scored 29 pts against Ukraine ;) :wavey:

:eek:

Thanx for the info! :wavey:

That's great for the Bulgarian team, Toni is one of the best opposite hitters of the world :hearts:. Now Bulgaria can challenge Poland, but the Polish squad is stronger, imo, has played more international tournaments in the last 2-3 years and Glinka is as good as Toni, so it might be a tough match. But I still think Poland will qualify, but maybe the Bulgarian girls can get some extra motivation, since they have the crowd with them :)

Do you know if the other "more experienced" Bulgarian players, like Germanova (outsite hitter), Ouzonova (outside hitter), Marinova (setter) and Sokolova (middle) have also came back to the team? If so, Poland must watch out :p

I wish I could watch this match :sad:

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 08:57 AM
:eek:

Thanx for the info! :wavey:

That's great for the Bulgarian team, Toni is one of the best opposite hitters of the world :hearts:. Now Bulgaria can challenge Poland, but the Polish squad is stronger, imo, has played more international tournaments in the last 2-3 years and Glinka is as good as Toni, so it might be a tough match. But I still think Poland will qualify, but maybe the Bulgarian girls can get some extra motivation, since they have the crowd with them :)

Do you know if the other "more experienced" Bulgarian players, like Germanova (outsite hitter), Ouzonova (outside hitter), Marinova (setter) and Sokolova (middle) have also came back to the team? If so, Poland must watch out :p

I wish I could watch this match :sad:

only Sokolova from them :)

I will be very surprised if Bulgaria beats Poland :tape:

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2005, 09:05 AM
I hope our block can stop Zetova and we'll qualify for WCh2006. Bulgarian team plays at home but there are quite many Polish supporters in Warna too ;) I just hope linesmen will do their job fairly...

Dan the Assassin
Aug 21st, 2005, 09:12 AM
I love watching the womens volleyball :hearts:
Young, fit women in bikinis-now thats what i call sportswear :hearts: :lick:

Jakub
Aug 21st, 2005, 09:18 AM
good luck Poland today :)

CooCooCachoo
Aug 21st, 2005, 10:06 AM
I'm sorry, but she's not my type :o. And such a tall player could be stronger and hits the ball harder, all she does well is to block, but she has no other skills, moves slow in the net to block, weak serve, weak spikes...pppffff @ the German team, even Kathy is not benched anymore.
Suzy Lahme should come back to indoors :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

:ras: ;)

Adita Bouagaa (sp?) is cool too :cool:

-Em-
Aug 21st, 2005, 10:38 AM
I hope our block can stop Zetova and we'll qualify for WCh2006. Bulgarian team plays at home but there are quite many Polish supporters in Warna too ;) I just hope linesmen will do their job fairly...

the girl that hits the ball with her fist :p polish block has been doing pretty good lately (i dunno about yesterday, coz eurosport here is rather into snooker :rolleyes: ) so i hope it's gonna be fine today. i'm pretty anxious about linesmen to be honest, but hopefully they won't screw up this time...i think that polish girls are really determined to win the whole thing, coz otherwise i'd be a disaster for this team. just to mention kenia, who have already quallified :p

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:30 PM
Emily, I hope you're right :)

Joana
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:36 PM
I can't wait for European championship to start. :woohoo:
I'm secretly hoping SCG will win a medal, the first in our history. Men's team has had it's fair share of success, now it's time for the women! And we have a pretty good team! :D

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:39 PM
True, SCG is a very young but a very good team. And as far as I'm concerned SCG is in teh same group as Poland

Joana
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:39 PM
I love watching the womens volleyball :hearts:
Young, fit women in bikinis-now thats what i call sportswear :hearts: :lick:

It's indoor volleyball we're talking about. ;) They're not wearing bikinis.

Hantuchov
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:49 PM
only Sokolova from them :)

I will be very surprised if Bulgaria beats Poland :tape:

Oh, thanx once again for the info! :D

She actually is the best one out of the ones I listed, but I believe Bulgaria might be very fragile in receiving, like they always were, and now, without Germanova, one of their best receivers, they might have some trouble, especially with the powerful Polish serves ;)

:ras: ;)

Adita Bouagaa (sp?) is cool too :cool:

I think her name is Atika ;)
I see you're into tanned girls :p, so you might :hearts: the team of Cuba, rite? :angel: :lol:

...i think that polish girls are really determined to win the whole thing, coz otherwise i'd be a disaster for this team. just to mention kenia, who have already quallified :p

Indeed, it'd be a disaster, especially cuz Poland poll to qualify to the WC was not thaaaat difficult. I just saw the stats of the previous matches and could finally see who is playing for Bulgaria. Sokolova is benched :eek:, and I don't think Toni Zetova will be able to lead Bulgaria to the win, tho Koleva is also a very experienced player.

About Kenya qualifying, we cannot compare the African qualifying tournament with the European one. It's obvious that any European team would be able to beat any African team, but FIVB :retard: "gave" 3 vacancies to Africa :o, and only 7 to Europe. Even in the last WC Europe had more vacancies, and that's why Poland or Bulgaria, teams who had qualified to the WC in 2002, will be out of the next Championships :sad:. You'll see, all 3 African teams will lose their matches 3-0 (maybe they can manage to win 1 set :tape: ) in the tournament and will be disqualified in the 1st round :o.
FIVB is absolutely insane :retard: :help: :smash:

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:58 PM
Yeah, in Dresden we were a single set behind...We just have to do our best to win 3-0 or 3-1 and make sure we won't let Bulgaria have any hopes for victory

-Em-
Aug 21st, 2005, 03:06 PM
About Kenya qualifying, we cannot compare the African qualifying tournament with the European one. It's obvious that any European team would be able to beat any African team, but FIVB :retard: "gave" 3 vacancies to Africa :o, and only 7 to Europe. Even in the last WC Europe had more vacancies, and that's why Poland or Bulgaria, teams who had qualified to the WC in 2002, will be out of the next Championships :sad:. You'll see, all 3 African teams will lose their matches 3-0 (maybe they can manage to win 1 set :tape: ) in the tournament and will be disqualified in the 1st round :o.
FIVB is absolutely insane :retard: :help: :smash:

yeah of course you can't compare, but i'd still hurt. i understand that the teams from africa must be given a chance to take part in tournaments like this one too, but on the other hand there are so many better teams that can't participate because of this...
and like you said - 3 vacancies for africa is a bit too much :rolleyes: and no i don't think the african teams will manage to win even one set :)

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2005, 03:11 PM
So true, Emily

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 03:33 PM
Kathy Radzuweit :hearts:
I'm sorry, but she's not my type :o . And such a tall player could be stronger and hits the ball harder, all she does well is to block, but she has no other skills, moves slow in the net to block, weak serve, weak spikes...pppffff @ the German team, even Kathy is not benched anymore.
Suzy Lahme should come back to indoors :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
:ras: ;)
Adita Bouagaa (sp?) is cool too :cool:
I think her name is Atika ;)

:lol: :nerner:

Tenisci
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:41 PM
Germanlieva is a good shoter. She is playing in Turkey and i saw her here. Also Rodaosveta Teneva is playing here. She is a nice player. The Poland coach's daughter is also playing in Turkey but i havent se her :)

serenafan08
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:56 PM
OMG!!! Volleyball is the second coolest sport in the world (of course tennis is first)! :cool:

You know, they don't really show much volleyball here in the U.S. There's beach volleyball every weekend during the summer, but I like indoor volleyball much better. :hearts: Obviously, I root for the U.S.; Ogonna Nnumani (excuse the spelling) is my favorite player! I would watch her play in college at Stanford, and she is amazing! But if the U.S. can't win, then I usually root for Cuba or Brazil. Those two teams are so polished and fun to watch.

My favorite parts of volleyball are hitting and blocking! I love it when the girls spike the ball, but it's equally fun to see them stuff a spike! Volleyball rocks. :yeah:

vanillalatte
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:57 PM
http://www.volleyballtutdeutschlandgut.de/filerepository/t7fkYZaAKEHa4Exzps67.jpg

go kathi & angelina :hearts:

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:09 PM
Polish girls with some problems :(

Bulgaria - Poland 1:0 (25:17)

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:21 PM
by far it's a disaster... :help:

Bulgaria - Poland 2:0 (25:17, 25:16)

World Champs without Poland? Very possible now :scared:

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:27 PM
3rd set

Poland 8:6 :tape:

-Em-
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:33 PM
by far it's a disaster... :help:

Bulgaria - Poland 2:0 (25:17, 25:16)

World Champs without Poland? Very possible now :scared:

wtf? :eek: wat the fuck is wrong with these girls? :rolleyes:

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:34 PM
3rd set

Poland 16:9

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:44 PM
that's the women's volleyball :retard:

Poland - Bulgaria 1:2 (17:25, 16:25, 25:15)

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:45 PM
ok, must go now, don't want to think what will happen in this match :scared:

-Em-
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:45 PM
that's the women's volleyball :retard:

Poland - Bulgaria 1:2 (17:25, 16:25, 25:15)

stop complaining :p two more to go :)

Dexter
Aug 21st, 2005, 07:32 PM
:scared: Zlotka co jest z wami?! :scared:

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 07:44 PM
Poland - Bulgaria 3:2 (17:25, 16:25, 25:15, 25:20, 15:12)

omg :tape:

it was close :scared: :bolt:

but...

we're going to Japan

:banana: :bounce: :bigclap: :woohoo:

Pszczelny
Aug 21st, 2005, 07:55 PM
our goldies are very stressful :scared: :retard: :tape:

Jakub
Aug 21st, 2005, 08:05 PM
it was like .....:eek:.........WTF :fiery:............:unsure: ..............:scared:.............:) ............ :woohoo::banana::woohoo:

well done girls :)
stil :scared:

Dexter
Aug 21st, 2005, 08:39 PM
OMG... I was so nervous... Well done girls, well done... :D:D:D
:banana::banana::banana:

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2005, 09:45 PM
Polish team always does its best to attrack the fans :-) Our girls are masters of 5 setters thrillers, it's their trade mark. I almost got a heart-attack but I believed they would win even when they're down 2 sets to 0. Way to go Poland! I'm so f* happy :bounce: :bounce:

Joana
Aug 21st, 2005, 09:57 PM
Glad they made it, World Championship wouldn't be the same without them!
See you in Japan ;)

lucashg
Aug 21st, 2005, 09:58 PM
Poland - Bulgaria 3:2 (17:25, 16:25, 25:15, 25:20, 15:12)

omg :tape:

it was close :scared: :bolt:

but...

we're going to Japan

:banana: :bounce: :bigclap: :woohoo:

:tape: That reminds me when someone says "WTA Scoreline" in one of ATP matches, :lol: . I don't think you'd find much of these scores in men's volleyball as well.

Ogonna Nnumani (excuse the spelling) is my favorite player! I would watch her play in college at Stanford, and she is amazing!

She's amazing indeed. Gosh, I remember those two five-setters Brazil had against the USA, in the SF of the World Grand Prix in Italy, and then in the QF of Athens Olympics. She can really hit hard and all brazilian players had so much trouble when she was "on". Don't even know why she wasn't in the main team for the whole match.

She didn't play this year's Grand Prix. What happened to the top players? Didn't see Tom, Scotts, Sykora...

Hantuchov
Aug 21st, 2005, 11:21 PM
Poland - Bulgaria 3:2 (17:25, 16:25, 25:15, 25:20, 15:12)

omg :tape:

it was close :scared: :bolt:

but...

we're going to Japan

:banana: :bounce: :bigclap: :woohoo:

:eek:

Much tougher than I could ever expect! :bolt:
I believe Toni Zetova might have done her best, but she can't win alone and the Polish team is better and might have deserved to qualify ;)

Congrats :yeah: :worship:


She's amazing indeed. Gosh, I remember those two five-setters Brazil had against the USA, in the SF of the World Grand Prix in Italy, and then in the QF of Athens Olympics. She can really hit hard and all brazilian players had so much trouble when she was "on". Don't even know why she wasn't in the main team for the whole match.

She didn't play this year's Grand Prix. What happened to the top players? Didn't see Tom, Scotts, Sykora...

Those matches were amazing! :yeah: :D :worship:
I still can't believe Sassá saved the Brazilian team in the Grand Prix SF :eek: :lol:

About the American team, Scott came back to play the WC qualifying tournament, and, of course, the US team qualified ;)
Logan and Stacy :drool: wanted to move to beach volleyball and that's why they're not training with the American squad now, but I think they have already given up on this idea cuz Logan will play the next season in the Italian League. I think Stacy might come back as well, especially for next year's season, that includes the GP and the WC, at least I hope they'll play :bounce:

Pszczelny
Aug 22nd, 2005, 04:57 AM
:eek:

Much tougher than I could ever expect! :bolt:
I believe Toni Zetova might have done her best, but she can't win alone and the Polish team is better and might have deserved to qualify ;)

Congrats :yeah: :worship:



thanks :)

Toni Zetova scored 23 pts, Polish players weren't able to stop her in first 2 sets but maybe she wasn't ready to play long matches or Poles know how to play against her coz the longer she played the less she meant on the playground, if only rest of Bulgarian team could help her the score might be really shocking :eek: :scared:

pla
Aug 22nd, 2005, 05:09 AM
thanks :)

Toni Zetova scored 23 pts, Polish players weren't able to stop her in first 2 sets but maybe she wasn't ready to play long matches or Poles know how to play against her coz the longer she played the less she meant on the playground, if only rest of Bulgarian team could help her the score might be really shocking :eek: :scared:

With the total mess in the voleyball federation in Bulgaria unless a miracle, no Bulgarian team could compete with the Polish team. Our girls made already a big effort to make a so close match but your team is a class above for the moment.

Too bad for Bulgarian volleyball, we have talented girls but not the federation to back them up.. :sad:

CooCooCachoo
Aug 22nd, 2005, 07:16 AM
I thought Zetova played poorly in the third and fourth set :shrug:

-Em-
Aug 22nd, 2005, 08:00 AM
I thought Zetova played poorly in the third and fourth set :shrug:

yeah ok, she played worse than in the first two sets, but she was still the best player on the bulgarian side. and anyway, she's not a machine, she can't play a 5-setter totally on her own...great match for toni :yeah:

forever_rafter
Aug 22nd, 2005, 12:49 PM
My Maggie was the best scorer of Polish team with 17pts. In first two sets she wasn't playing well but from 3rd on she played great and her attacks were killer. All Polish players played great in last 3 sets, and our coach made some important changes which were the key to our victory, I guess.

Pszczelny
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
My Maggie was the best scorer of Polish team with 17pts. In first two sets she wasn't playing well but from 3rd on she played great and her attacks were killer. All Polish players played great in last 3 sets, and our coach made some important changes which were the key to our victory, I guess.

your Maggie? :confused:

my Gosia scored 17 pts too ;) :p

forever_rafter
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:09 PM
your Maggie? :confused:

my Gosia scored 17 pts too ;) :p

I said "my" 'cause I know her personally and I feel attached to her in some way ;) But you're right, it's our Gosia :worship:

Two HUGE pics of Polish team

http://www.fivb.org/Photos/VB/Gallery/WQ05BUL/HighRes/WQ05BUL_17.JPG
http://www.fivb.org/Photos/VB/Gallery/WQ05BUL/HighRes/WQ05BUL_23.JPG

-Em-
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:32 PM
My Maggie was the best scorer of Polish team with 17pts. In first two sets she wasn't playing well but from 3rd on she played great and her attacks were killer. All Polish players played great in last 3 sets, and our coach made some important changes which were the key to our victory, I guess.

i must say i've been impressed by kasia skowronska lately. she's grown so much as a player over the last two years, it's amazing. she can be a real leader of the team at the hard times. it's crucial for this team, coz they can't always count on maggie, who might have some bad moments too. two thumbs up for kasia :yeah:

forever_rafter
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:36 PM
True, Joasia Mirek was great too, I'm so happy she regains the form she had before the fatal knee injury in 2003

-Em-
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:46 PM
True, Joasia Mirek was great too, I'm so happy she regains the form she had before the fatal knee injury in 2003

yeah, but honestly i never had that many doubts about asia mirek, as i had about kasia. coz after the EC in 2003 kasia seemed to get kinda distracted with all the attention she was getting from media and fans...

forever_rafter
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:50 PM
True, again. I'm happy about her progress. I hope for a medal in ECH'05 :)

-Em-
Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:51 PM
True, again. I'm happy about her progress. I hope for a medal in ECH'05 :)

it's gonna be tough, but absolutely do-able ;)

forever_rafter
Aug 22nd, 2005, 06:58 PM
Actually, she scored 20 pts, sorry for mistake :)