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WL: USA vs Serbia 3-2 in second game

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In the second match between USA and Serbia in Pool B of the FIVB World League, the host have won two new points while Serbia took one.

USA-Serbia second game in Chicago


From the beginning, the match was tight but all the time Serbia was leading. On the second time out they had 14-16 but USA equalized 17-17. The result was 20-20 when Max Holt scored two points in row for 22-20. Serbia came to 22-22 but Sander has blocked Atanasijević for the set point (24-22). Lee did the same thing for 25-22.

In the second set  USA had easy job. They have celebrated after 25 minutes of play with 25-12.

In the third set Serbia had 24-22 when the host team made 24-24. But, Serbia finished this set 28-26 for 2-1 in sets.

The fourth set was uncertain till the end. Points are alternated on the scoreboard and in the end the set has won the team, which had more patience. The last point Atanasijević  has scored for 2-2 (23-25).

USA  has opened tie-break with 2-0 and 5-2 when Igor Kolaković took time out. The result was tied till the end but USA has reached the match point (14-12). Holt took the second chance for 15-13 and 3-2 in win.

USA Serbia 3-2 (25-22, 25-12, 26-28, 23-25, 15-13)

USA: Anderson 32, Roony 2, Sander 26, Lee 12, Christenson, Holt 18, E. Shoji (libero), Lotman 7, K. Shoji, Clark, Smith, Muagututia. Coach: John Speraw.

SERBIA: Petrić 14, Jovović 1, Nikić 11, Atanasijević 18, Podraščanin 15, Lisinac 14, Majstorović (libero), N. Kovačević, U. Kovačević, Stanković, Brđović, Ivović. Coach: Igor Kolaković.


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