Sunday, 24 January 2021
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Excellent fighting spirit

Teamwork: US Setter Micah Christenson and Spencer Rowe
Magnificent success for the U.S. team in straight sets (25-22, 25-18, 25-17) against Poland in just 70 minutes playing time. Poland could not show his real strength in attack and block, although the Polish team with an average height of 199 centimeters is one of the biggest teams in the World Championship here in Italy.

The U.S. boys seemed more alert and focused, although they had to play without libero Evan Mottram who got injured during the morning training. In set one, they lay back in the lead at the first technical timeout (8-4), but not to the second (15-16). But in the end they had made four more points of attack (15-11) and won the set with 25-22. The last two points was recorded by Maurice Torres with two attacks.

In the second set saw it first from the other way around: 8-7 for Poland, 16-15 for the USA. After 24 minutes, Poland had lost this set (18-25). This time, only seven attacks had found their target. In the U.S. team it was again 15 and again Torres was involved and brought out the first set point at 23-21, then the turns came to  Sander to hit the last attack.

Poland had also set in the final part (17-25), and contributed nothing to respond to the aggregation during the match, too many mistakes: 24-20. Even clearer, the ratio was out of the attack. 42 points for the U.S., only 26 for Poland. The best scorer of both teams came up with 15 points each: Maurice Torres (USA) with 14 attacks and an ace, Milosz Hebda with 13 attacks and two aces.

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