Poland had 25 blocks during the match with Oliwia Michalak scoring six of them
Lima, Peru, August 8, 2015 – Poland outplayed Thailand in a thrilling-five setter (25-21, 26-28, 25-10, 22-25, 15-13) in Pool B of the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum on Saturday.
Poland scored a tournament-high 25 blocks against 6 by Thailand and edged the defeated side 11-10 in service winners.
Oliwia Michalak finished with 23 points, including six blocks and two aces, as the top offensive player for the winners. Aleksandra Rasinska with 21 and Natalia Murek contributed 21 and 18 points in thevictory.
Kanittha Juangjan and Srithonh Wipawee had 19 and 18, respectively, for Thailand while Sagun Chutimon added 13 in the loss.
The first set was a battle point by point until a three-point gap for Poland at 23-20. The Polish won 25-21 with a spike down the middle by Swirad.
In the second set, two spikes and block by Murek against Wipawee tied the score at 21-all but Thailand won 28-26 with the spike of Wipawee and a mistake by Rasinska with a soft attack into the net.
The one-sided third set saw Poland leading 8-4 and 16-8. They won six of the next seven points and Rasinska scored two straight aces for set-point. The spike by Swider closed the actions at 25-10.
In the fourth set, at 18-18, Rasinska’s attack sailed long and Tirawan aced with her serve for a 20-18 score in favor of Thailand. The Asian side won the fourth set 25-22.
Wipawee landed her spike to break a tie at 7-7 and Chutimon served an ace for a 9-7 margin. Murek tied at 10-10 with two kills and Swider followed with an ace. Rasinska closed the match with a terrific spike for the 15-13 score.