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Estonia take over Venezuela to finish 17th at Men's U21


Captain of Estonia Ronald Jarv celebrates the victory over Venezuela at Men's U21

 Izmir, Turkey, August 31, 2013 – Estonia cruised past Venezuela in straight sets 25-22, 25-21, 25-15 in the third and last day of the round robin classification tournament for 17 to 20th positions at FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Saturday.

 Estonia secured with this victory the 17th position with a win- loss ratio of 3-0 in the classification tournament and they improved their total competition record to 4-3. Venezuela dropped to 1-2 in the final tournament and 1-6 in the whole competition and their position will be determined according to last match between Morocco and Rwanda.

 The outstanding performance of Estonia's outside hitter Robert Taht was a key factor in the victory as he sent his sharp hits which was unstoppable by the Venezuelan defence or blockers. He scored 19 points as his team scorer including 2 dying blocks and 1 ace service. He was followed by Renee Teppan 13 points. From the Venezuelan side Roberth Abreu and Jose Martinez led the scorers with 10 points each.

 Beside the dominance of Estonia in the attacking activity, they led also widely in blocking collecting 15 stuff blocks against 3.

 Venezuela look competitive in the first set and part of the second, but when they lost the motivations in the third set Estonia widely led and achieved the straight sets win.

 

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