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Slovenia goes undefeated and Croatia winless at Sitting Volleyball International Tournament Maxi 2015

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Croatia women’s national sitting volleyball team. Image credit:
Croatia Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team

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All the teams in Slovenia. Image credit: Sitting Volleyball Team Slovenia

With three matches completed at the Sitting Volleyball International Tournament Maxi 2015  in Braslovče, Slovenia, the hosts came away with a pair of wins, while Croatia was winless and Hungary went one of two.

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Slovenia beat Hungary 3 – 0 in the opening match of the competition.  Hungary beat Croatia 3 – 1 in the second match.  In the last match of the day, Slovenia blanked Croatia 3 – 0.

 

Teams are back in action tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM local time, with the first game between Croatia and Hungary.  The second game is between Hungary and Slovenia at 11:30 AM local time.  The final game is between Croatia and Slovenia at 1:00 PM local time.

 

Slovenia is currently ranked fifth in the world behind Brazil.  The Hungarian women are currently ranked thirteenth in the world, behind twelfth ranked Iran.  Croatia is the lowest ranked women’s national team at the moment, sitting in twentieth place behind Sri Lanka.

 

The Croatian roster includes Romana BuljVona Jozelić, Andreja Giba, Sanja Mutavdzija, Ružica Pejnović-Modrić, Vlatka Spoljaric, Ljiljana Raic, Sanja Soldo, Katarina Brajdić, and Zora Herceg.

 

The competition is a warmup for all teams involved, ahead of the European Women’s Sitting Volleyball Championships scheduled to take palace from November 7 to November 15 in Podčetrtek, Slovenia.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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