Santa Fe, Argentina, August 27, 2017 - Slovenia came from behind to defeat Poland in five sets and finished in fifteenth place in FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship.
Slovenia recovered from an adverse 0-2 and forced a tiebreak to win the victory by scores of 16-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-19 and 15-12.
Eva Ztakovic registered 20 tallies for Slovenia (including 4 aces) while Alja Jerald registered 18 and Tali Lekse closed with 10. For Poland, Zuzanna Gorecka and Paulina Damask scored 13 apiece.
Slovenia worked hard with their blocking game and closed with an 11-7 lead, while their services prevailed 13-11 with five by Eva Pogacar. For Poland Paulina Damaske closed with four aces. Both teams surrendered 31 points by mistake apiece.