MANILA, Philippines—Prime-ranked Poland needed to intestine out a comeback win in opposition to a gutsy Slovenia in 5 units, 29-31, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-13, within the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) at Mall of Asia Enviornment on Wednesday.
Regardless of being down 0-2, the Polish confirmed why they’re the highest crew for the time being by staying targeted and calm to finish their comeback effort in opposition to the No. 8-ranked Slovenians.
“On such a excessive stage, you’ll be able to’t have one minute of distraction or lose your focus and that’s what we’ve been attempting to inform ourselves after the primary two units,” Bartosz Kurek stated after serving to Poland get the victory with 10 factors.
“I advised them, let’s keep targeted, let’s keep calm and our second will come. The second got here and we had been capable of catch it.”
Poland’s run didn’t come simple because the Slovenians got here near sweeping the top-ranked squad and trailed by simply three within the third set, 18-21.
Nonetheless, Bartosz Bednorz, who completed with 14 factors, lit the match of the Polish’s comeback rally with a kill. Jakub Kochanowski ended the set with an ace that arrange the come-from-behind victory.
After a lot of the identical story within the fourth set, Poland dealt the ending blow within the ultimate body.
With the rating tied at 10-all, Kochanowski recorded a monster block that uncorked a 5-3 game-ending blitz to seal the deal for Poland. He completed with 9 factors constructed on two blocks.
Aleksander Sliwka spearheaded Poland within the scoring column with 20 factors whereas Mateusz Bieniek additionally chipped in 11 within the dub.
Klemen Čebulj and Rok Možič, in the meantime, registered 20 and 17 markers, respectively, in a dropping effort for Slovenia.
Poland’s Bartosz Kurek after their win over Slovenia.He completed with 10 factors within the victory. #VNL2023
Posted by Inquirer Sports on Wednesday, July 5, 2023
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