Romanians and Dutch off to flying start at U20 World Champs qualifier


The Romanian team celebrate winning a point in their match against Estonia on Thursday

Ploiesti, Romania, January 5, 2017 - On Thursday hosts Romania and the Netherlands started their campaigns in the first round of European qualifications for the 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 Volleyball World Championship in the best way possible by claiming compelling victories over Estonia and France respectively in Ploiesti.

The Netherlands were the dominant force in the opening match of the tournament and cruised to a speedy 3-0 victory (25-12, 25-15, 25-17) over France as the young Dutchwomen vie for a spot in the second round of European qualifications scheduled for May.

Later in the afternoon, hosts Romania beat Estonia 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-19, 25-13).

The competition in Ploiesti continues on Friday with the Netherlands playing Estonia before Romania take on France.

Visit the CEV website for match reports and statistics and to follow the action in first round qualification pools A-D.

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