Gorecka tops Poland in a key triumph over Serbia


Struggle at the net between Polish main scorer Zuzanna Gorecka and Serbia's Rada Perovic

Rosario, Argentina, August 21, 2017 - With a 14-point harvest by wing-spiker Zuzanna Gorecka, Poland finished their Pool C agenda with a 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-23) victory over Serbia which was both tight and vital for their participation in the next round. 

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Gorecka was assisted by captain Oliwia Baluk with 12 points, while middle-blocker Aleksandra Gryka unveiled four stuff blocks and a total of 9 points. For Serbia, two players shared the same total of 11 tallies - namely captain Jovana Mirosavljevic and Sara Caric.

Things started extremely close between these two European rivals, to the point that the first set wasn’t decided until a wide ball by Serbia and a counterattack by Gryka formed the 29-27. Serbia led by three in the next set (13-10), but Poland rebounded to 20-17 with Baluk and Gorecka and that gap remained to 25-22. The Polish girls were headed to a comfy three-nil win. Mirosavljevic and also Caric starred in a last-minute comeback, but luck smiled on Poland and the final score was 25-23 in the third and final set.


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