The Swedish, who are making their debut in the Challenger Cup this season, also got 18 points (12 kills, two aces, four blocks) from Alexandra Lazic and another 13 (ten kills, one ace, two blocks) from fellow outside hitter Anna Haak.
“We did a very good job in defeating Colombia,” head coach Lauri Hakala analyzed. “We had a chance to win in three, but we couldn’t do it. This will our third final in a year and it’s a reward for the hard work everyone puts in. France will play with more pressure than us, so we need to enjoy and try to qualify for the VNL. They are a good team, but we can beat them and will be ready to do it.”
Colombia also had three players scoring in double digits – outside hitter Amanda Coneo (17), opposite Dayana Segovia (12) and outside hitter Ana Karina Olaya (11).
France and Sweden haven’t played each other in nearly ten years, with the most recent encounters having happened at the 2014 European Championship – the French won both matches against the Swedish in the tournament.
Volleyball Challenger Cup 2023
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