VNL: Poland rallied to disappoint Thailand in five sets

Poland at VNL Week 2 in Manila.  - FIVB photo

Poland at VNL Week 2 in Manila. – FIVB photo

MANILA, Philippines – The Volleyball Nations League (VNL) this week saw Poland fight back 22-25, 27-29, 25-16, 25-16, 15-13 on their way back from a two-set loss to Thailand. Thursday 2 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Polish spies jumped on the underworld Thais, consisting of eight players, such as Pianut Panay, Supatra Pyroz, Wachareya Nuanzam, Sutadata Chueulim, Sasipaporn Janthavisut, Hattaya Bamrungsuk, Tichakorn Bunlartic for Hettaya Bamrungsuk, and Tichakorn Bunlartic.

Joanna Olos of Setar gifted a great game for Poland and had a team-high four blocks for a seven-point outing as their first win in the Quiz City leg after losing to Japan in a straight set last Tuesday.

When the final set was tied at 13, Juzana Goreka battled the clutch service to take Poland to the match point, while Claudia Alagierska executed the match-clinching block to complete the win behind them.

Olivia Rozanski led the Poles in a balanced attack with 20 points built on 17 spikes, two blocks and an ace.

It looks great we won the match. We know they (the Thais) are a really good team so we have to do our best, “said Olivia Rozanski, who had 16 digs and six receptions. “I’m really happy that we won and we showed that we are a really good team and we can fight to the end.”

Martina Caesarianska and Veronica Szlagovska unloaded 18 points each, with Camilla Vitkovska and Alagierska important with 15 and 13 markers, respectively.

Poland tied Thailand 4-2, but the latter is at No. 5 with 12 points, two markers ahead of the previous one.

Chachu-on Moksari topped the Thais with 26 points with 20 kills, five blocks and an ace. Coming from attack with five blocks and an ace. Pimpichaya Kokram had 13 points and 12 digs, but he was out starting in the fourth set.

Replacement players Jarasaporn Bundasak and Ajcharaporn Congiot added nine points.

Bundasak and fellow replacement players Wipawi Srithrong, Kannika Thipachat, Tichaya Bunlart and Khathali Pinsuwan joined the team in place of the infected members.

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