EGE Trans Arena
Poland – Czech Republic 25 – 29 (15 – 12)
Poland – Achruk 5(2), Kudlacz-Gloc 6(2), Janiszewszka 4, Drabik2 , Zawistowska 1, Kobylinska 3, Roszak 1, Grzyb 3
Czech Republic – Rysankova 2, Salcakova 1, Hrbkova 1(1), Manakova 1, Kordovksa 2, Luzumova 7(3), Setelikova 2, Zachova 2, Jerabkova 8
Suspensions: 4 minutes; 4 minutes
7 meters:4/4; 4/4
Player of the match: Iveta Luzumova (CZE)
Poland started strong their match against the Czech Republic, being dominant during the entire first half, with a constant 3-4 goal advantage, 7-3, 14-10, winning the first thirty minutes 15-12. Kudlacz-Gloc and Achruk were the leaders on the court, but goalkeeper Placzek made an important effort in order to keep her team in a constant lead and the opponent under pressure, saving with a percentage near 50%.
The second half of the game started with more Polish scorings, 18-13, 19-16, but Czechs seemed to find the key of how to put the ball behind Placzek in the Polish goal as they reduced the gap slowly but gradually, and leveled the game at 19-19. Satrapovastopped more Polish attacks in the goal and Iveta Luzumova seemed to crack the hard Polish defense and managed to help her team with more scorings in this period. Jan Basny and his team took the lead 20-21 and this seemed to be the turning point of the match as Poland never could take back the control of the game. Czech lead increased 20-23, 21-24, then 22-26. In the dying minutes, Poland tried to play with seven players and an empty goal, but Luzumova and Zachova scored after their lost balls and there was no way back, the Czech Republic won the game, 25-29.