The Dutch volleyball players booked their first victory in the Nations League in the night from Saturday to Sunday (Dutch time). The team of national coach Avital Selinger was too strong for South Korea in three sets in Brasilia: 25-11, 25-21 and 25-18.
During the entire match, the Netherlands had nothing to fear from South Korea, which is bottom of the Nations League. The Orange opponent only took the lead twice in a set.
At the Netherlands captain Anne Buijs and Celeste Plak were the stars. They both scored 15 points. Juliët Lohuis (ten points) and Eline Timmerman (nine points) also played leading roles.
Despite the convincing victory, the Netherlands is still in penultimate place in the Nations League, which consists of sixteen teams after the exclusion of Russia. The number four of the 2018 World Cup has only six points after eight games.
The Netherlands will continue the Nations League on June 30 in Calgary with a game against Japan. This is followed by duels with Turkey, Belgium and Canada in the Canadian city. These are the last matches for the volleyball players in the Nations League.