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WL: Bulgaria continued winning streak vs. Argentina (PHOTO)

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

World No. 8 Bulgaria collected their eighth successive win over Argentina following a 3-1 (28-26, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23) victory in the second match of the opening day of the FIVB Volleyball World League Finals on Wednesday.

Bulgaria too strong for the hosts

Bulgaria too strong for the hosts

On this occasion, Bulgaria proved too powerful in all facets, but didn’t have it all their own way. The home side, supported by the passionate home fans opened a 18-13 lead in the first set, but Argentina seemed to stall under the expectation so Bulgaria clinched the first set 28-26.

The second set was a lot tighter. Tsvetan Sokolov was the catalyst behind Bulgaria staying in the set while the Argentines relied on Rodrigo Quiroga with supporting roles from Sebastien Sole and Pablo Crer. Bulgaria put their noses in front at the finishing post and claimed the second set 25-23 and go 2-0 up overall.

Quiroga and company steamed to a 25-20 in the third set win to reduce the match deficit to 2-1 giving the 5,000 fans plenty more to sing about.

Sokolov was unstoppable and he did enough to get Bulgaria to 25-23 in the fourth set.

The World League’s second best scorer in the Intercontinental Round with 209 points Tsvetan Sokolov was Bulgaria’s impressive scoring weapon with a day-high 29 points.

In Argentina the most efficient was Rodrigo Quiroga with 22 points.

Check out the gallery from this match below.

To read more about this competition, click on World League 2013.

See profiles of Tsvetan Sokolov and Rodrigo Quiroga.

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