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NEVZA Championships U17 2017 - Day 3 summary

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Day 3, Wednesday the 18th of October

(See all exact results, pictures etc. at https://www.facebook.com/nevzau17/)


NOR-ISL, quarterfinal (1-3): If the two teams had continued the match as the played the two first sets, the match would have continued the rest of the day. But after two very close sets, Iceland showed more showed that they had more will and power left than Norway and won the two last sets with a good margin.
Iceland are qualified for the semifinal against Sweden and Norway will play for the 5-8 place.

FIN-ENG, quarterfinal (3-0): England tried really hard and forced Finland to perform their best. But at the end Finland was the strongest team and won the match with 3-0. Finland is qualified for the semifinal against Denmark, while England will play for rank 5-8.

NOR-FAR, 5-8 (3-1): Norway controlled the match in the first two sets, but the girls from Faroe Islands did not give up and made a fine come back by winning the third set. In the fourth set Norway kept a lead all through the set and finished the match in four sets. Norway will play for rank 5-6 and Faroe Islands for rank 7-8.

ENG-GRL, 5-8 (3-0): England qualified for the 5/6 match against Norway, by winning 3-0 from Greenland.
Greenland will in the first performance at the NEVZA Youth Tournament play for rank 7/8 against Faroe Islands.

SWE-ISL, semifinal (3-0): Sweden and Iceland gave each other a brave fight in the first semifinal. Iceland tried their best to steal a set from the Swedes, but it was enough. Sweden were too strong and qualified in three straight sets for the final. Iceland will play for the bronze medal.

DEN-FIN, semifinal (3-1): In front of a big home crowd Denmark and Finland faced each other in a thrilling semifinal. Denmark started the match on fire and won the two first sets. Finland made a comeback by winning the third set. In the fourth set Denmark put a lot of pressure on the Finnish team in blocking and serving and the set was won by a very happy Danish team. This gives a final between Denmark and Sweden and a bronze medal match between Finland and Iceland.


DEN-ISL, quarterfinal (3-0): The home team from Denmark did not show much hospitality in this decisive match. Denmark won the match in three straight sets are ready for the semifinal against Finland. Iceland will play for the spot 5-7.

ENG-FAR, quarterfinal (3-2):  The Faroe Islands was on the road for maybe the best result ever in a NEVZA U17 boys tournament. But after England had lost the two first sets, they picked up their game and made a strong come back and ended up winning the match. England is ready for the semifinal against Sweden and Faroe Islands will play for rank 5-7.

ISL-NOR, 5-7 (0-3): Iceland and Norway played, despite the fact that Iceland did not win a set, a very close and competitive match. Norway had a bit more momentum at the three set finishes. Both team will meet Faroe Islands Thursday.

FIN-DEN, semifinal (2-3): Both teams refused to give up, in this very exciting semifinal. In the fifth set Finland looked like a winner in front 13-10, but Denmark came back in the match. Finland had one match ball before Denmark took the last point on their third match ball. Denmark will play for the gold and Finland must play for the bronze.

SWE-ENG, semifinal (3-0): In the previous matches Sweden had looked like a very strong candidate for the final. They continued to be that, by playing a very consistent match against the English boys. In the decisive moments Sweden had the most power and experience and won the match in three straight sets. Sweden will face Denmark in the match for the gold and England will meet Finland in the bronze medal match.
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