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Poland finishes 100th WGP match with tiebreak win against Argentina


Katarzyna's strong spikes in the match

Wuhan, China, August 18, 2013- In Poland’s 100th appearance in the World Grand Prix, they defeated World No. 19 Argentina in a thrilling tiebreak match 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 25-12, 23-25, 15-11).  Despite Argentina’s loss, Sunday’s match was the best they’ve preformed against their opponents. Previously, they have never won a set against Poland in at a main international tournament. 

Neither team made the cut for this year’s finals. Poland ends their campaign with six points, while Argentina finishes with five – two wins and seven losses for each team. 

The first set starts with Argentina’s unforced errors, tying the match at 3-3. Fresco’s strong spike once again ties Poland at 5-5. Argentina led by three points at 8-5 at the first technical timeout. Lucia Fresco’s direct kill tie at the match at 15-15. After the second technical timeout, Katarzyana’s immediately strong smash made Poland lead at23-17. Finally Poland won the first set at 25-21.

Argentina led the first set by two points at 2-0. Argentina led by three points at 8-5 at the first technical timeout. After the second technical timeout, Poland led the match at 23-18. Argentina won the second bet at 25-21.

In the third set, Poland led by three points during the first technical timeout. With their strong attacks and blocks, Poland still led at 16-9 at the second technical timeout. Finally Poland won at 25-12.

The fourth set started with Argentina leading by four points at 5-1 over Poland and lasted at 14-10 before the second technical timeout. After the second technical timeout, Argentina won at 25-23.

The fifth set started with tie of 2-2. With their strong skills of blocks and spikes with persistent characters, Poland won the fifth set at 15-11, and the match 3-2.

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