Thursday, 23 February 2017
Match info | Description
Serbia is celebrating the second victory in Pool B
With the success of
the first game (3-2 against Japan) in the back, the Serbian players
were also the second game with great confidence. Although the U.S. had
their boys by 3-1 surprise victory against defending champions Iran can
show enough confidence, but after a few rallies it was clear that
Serbia had the greater will.
Taylor Crabb (USA) tries to pass serbian block
Both teams started
the match in the successful starting six of the previous day. But the
U.S. team could not show the same performance as in the opening game.
With 16 points of attack and only five own mistakes went Serbian
players through the first set. For the second technical timeout, they
had earned a 16-12 lead. After twenty minutes the set (25-17) was
Still, they designed a superior set of two. 8-3, 16-0, 21-16 were the
interim results. They also benefited from the waning power of the
opponent, who allowed himself twice (10) as many unforced errors.
The picture changed in the third set. While U.S. coach Andy Read tried
many substitutions, get order into his team and give it security, could
Serbia's coach Milan Djuricic trust until the last rally to his
starting six. Only at 23-18 Nemanja Opacic he allowed a break and
substituted for the last two rallys Milan Peric to Nemanja Opacic.
After 22 minutes Serbia had won the set with 25-18.