Day 1, Monday the 16th of October
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DEN-FAR (3-1): The first match of the tournament was between Denmark and Faroe Islands. Denmark dominated the first two sets, but Faroe Islands made a nice come back in the third set, took a lead 19-13 and continued to a set victory. The fourth set had Denmark as the leading team from the start to the finish.
NOR-ENG (3-2): England girls won the first set in this important match in pool A girls. Norway aligned by winning second set. Third set was a real thriller with England as the winner, 31-29. Again Norway came back and the match went into a fifth set. England had their changes in front 14-12, but Norway took the last point to 16-14 and won the match.
FIN-GRL (3-0): This match was historical. It was the first time ever a team from Greenland participated in a NEVZA volleyball competition. To compare, Finland is the most winning country in the NEVZA region. Finland won the match 3-0, but Greenland had a fine debut in the NEVZA family.
ISL-SWE (1-3): During the last years Sweden and Iceland have played some very close matches in the Nevza girl´s tournaments. Today was no exception. The two teams played 4 close sets, but Sweden showed the most experience at the end of the 4th set and took the win 3-1
NOR-FAR (3-0): The second match of the day for both team’s became a shorter experience than their first ones. Faroe Islands started well in the first set, but Norway came back and controlled the rest of the match. Norway can sleep good tonight undefeated in pool A.
DEN-ENG (3-0): The last match of the day had a lot of nerve. Last year England beat Denmark in the pool in a thrilling tie-break, so both teams were mentally prepared for a long match. Today Denmark was the strongest team, and despite some very good rallies and a good fight, Denmark won in three sets. Tomorrow Denmark and Norway will fight for the 1st place in pool A.
SWE-FAR (3-1): Faroe Islands started the match by winning the 1st set, showing that they have a really competitive team this year. The rest of the match was close, but Sweden showed the most experience and secured the victory with a 3-1 win.
DEN-NOR (3-0): The match started of very equal, but from the middle of the 1st set Denmark raised their level and overcame the good fighting Norwegian team, with a 3-0 win.
FIN-ISL (3-0): The tournament favorite from Finland lived up to the expectations against Iceland. Iceland did a good job, but the strong Finnish boys had too much power and won in three straight sets.
Tuesday the remaining matches in all pools will be played, to get the teams ready to start the ranking matches Wednesday morning.