Saturday, 22 January 2022
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Serbia is celebrating the second victory in Pool B

Taylor Crabb (USA) tries to pass serbian block
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.

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 decided.

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.

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