(photo credit: European Volleyball Confederation)
Israel’s national women’s volleyball team got its first European Championship
campaign in 40 years off to a losing start of Saturday.
blue-and-white fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Poland (25-23, 25-7, 25-15)
in Pool C, which is being played in Zrenjanin, Serbia.
Romania in its second pool game on Sunday before playing the Czech Republic in
its final encounter on Monday.
The national team needs to finish among
the top three to advance to the next stage.
“I’m pleased with the way we
played in the first set, but I’m not pleased at all with the way we fell apart
in the second and third sets,” coach Arie Selinger said. “We never really
thought we could beat Poland, but I believe things will look different against
Romania and the Czech Republic.”