The third day of competition in 2015 WEVZA U18 Girls Tournament being held in French city of Mulhouse was determined by the struggle for gainning the tickets to semifinals. Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland will clash in the matches for the podium, while the Netherlands, Portugal, France and Belgium will fight for the qualification positions.

Spain 2 – Italy 3 (10-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 12-15)
Spain and Italy engaged in a spectacular match, as both squads showed great level of playing in this match for the leadership of Pool A. The game started with young Italians trying to impose their dominance in the first period 10-25. The Spanish attempts to control its rivals clashed against the efficiency of Italians attack. Spain reacted in the second set and won the third and the fourth periods 25-21, 25-23. In the fifth set, Italy produced an effective start. Spain tried to comeback but the attacks by young Italians propitiated a victory 15-12 in the set and the final 2:3

The Netherlands 3 – France 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-13)
France and The Netherlands clashed in a match for the third place from Pool A. The French squad aimed at its first victory in the group, after its two defeats in the tournament and tried to impose its tempo in the game. However, The Netherlands showed efficiency in the purpose of the Dutch side to win the game 3-0. France came back in the second set after the second technical time out, but the Netherlands took a slight advantage that ultimately was decisive 25-22. Oranje players achieved their victory in the third set 25-13.

Belgium 3 – Portugal 2 (23-25, 25-16, 25-23, 23-25, 15-13)
Portugal started the match presenting a great level of performance and won their first set in the tournament 25-23. Belgium reacted in the second set and won it as well as the third set 25-16 and 25-23. Portugal  showed great collective strength to stay alive in the match and prevailed the fourth period 25-23. The battle for the fifth set and the match was intense. Belgium won this battle 15-13 and finished at the third place of the Pool.

Switzerland 1 – Germany 3 (13-25, 13-25, 25-23, 23-25)
Switzerland and Germany clashed in a match for the leadership of Pool B. Both squads had presented their candidacies to semifinals, but ultimately the victory went for an inspired German side. Germany took the lead in the two first set, through its display of physical power 25-13, 25-13. Switzerland reacted in the third period (25-23) and forced the Germans to go to a fourth and disputed set. After many changes in the leadership of the set, Germany won 25-23 and finish at the first position of the Pool B.

Friday Schedule :

16h00 : Battle for the 5th place
The Netherlands vs Portugal and Belgium vs France

18h00 : Semifinals 1-4
Italy vs Switzerland and Germany vs Spain