MANILA, Philippines—Poland swept Canada, 25-21, 25-23, 27-25, to win its third recreation within the Manila leg of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) at Mall of Asia Area in Pasay.
Regardless of not being on the pinnacle of the VNL’s standing at 2-8, the Canadians nonetheless took the struggle to the Polish, and the staff certainly took discover.
“We knew earlier than the sport that we had been the favorites. We knew that we had the higher gamers however they performed superb volleyball with none strain,” Lukasz Kaczmarek mentioned on Saturday.
“They had been pushing rather a lot, That’s why the sport was troublesome however we received 3-0 so we’re comfortable.”
Poland already regarded just like the clear victor once they dominated the primary two units for the pivotal benefit however the Canadians confirmed their never-say-die angle within the third body.
After attempting the sport at 22, Canada took benefit of a Wilfredo Leon Venero service error to remain alive and take the lead, 23-22.
The Polish had been nonetheless capable of the driving force’s seat to take match level, 24-23, however Arthur Szwarc transformed on a kill to increase the match.
Brodie Hofer scored on a profitable kill to take the 25-24 slim lead earlier than Poland shut the door on the world’s No. 17-ranked staff capped off by a Kamil Semeniuk level for the Polish.
Poland, which improved to 9-2 within the VNL ladder, relied on the duo of Semeniuk and Norbert Huber with 11 factors, every.
Samuel Cooper, alternatively, completed with 19 markers in a dropping effort for the Canadians. Szwarc additionally had a stellar recreation with 16 markers however it was all for naught.
Lukasz Kaczmarek after Poland’s win over Canada within the #VNL2023 | Rommel Fuertes/Inquirer Sports activities
Posted by Inquirer Sports on Saturday, July 8, 2023
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