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Poland inflicts Serbia's third defeat

Serbia's Ivan Miljkovic spikes
Beijing, China, August 14, 2008 - Poland has defeated Serbia 3-1 (31-29, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21) in a Pool B match at the Capital Gymnasium on Thursday.

Early in the set, Ivan MILJKOVIC (SRB) led the Serbian team with a variety of speed and power. The Serbs took an early lead, but Poland finished with an offensive barrage from Daniel PLINSKI, Michal WINIARSKI, Mariusz WLASZLY and Lukasz KADZIEWICZ. Poland finally took the set 31-29.

MILJKOVIC led the Serbs to a second set win, 25-22, with Poland's unforced errors being their downfall.

In the third set, Poland took the lead 11-7 thanks to an impressive blocking performance. and Poland eventually took a 25-22 victory.

In the fourth set, it seemed that as the Polish attack got stronger their defence also strengthened in kind, with the scoreline of 25-21 flattering the Serbians.