Kwolek and Fornal maintain Poland’s impeccable record


Kwolek spikes against the Canadian block

Brno, Czech Republic, June 25, 2017 – With Bartosz Kwolek and Tomasz Fornal leading the way in offence, Poland registered their third consecutive straight-set win in Pool A of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship. Kicking off the third competition day in Brno, Poland mastered a 3-0 (31-29, 25-23, 25-20) victory over Canada to top the final standings in the pool.

Kwolek and Fornal scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, while Fynnian Lionel Mccarthy was Canada’s best scorer with 10 points, four of which kill blocks.

In a very long and competitive first set, with Bartosz Kwolek spiking away as many as 10 points for Poland, the lead changed hands several times before sub-in Damian Domagala finally managed to put the ball on the floor for a 31-29 Polish win. In the second set Tomasz Fornal was on fire in offence, but Canada managed to stay in contention. On their second set point the Poles fixed the final 25-23 with a block-out shot to double their lead. The Europeans were well in control of the third set. However, the North Americans managed to save several consecutive match points before captain Jakub Kochanowski finally closed the deal at 25-20 Poland’s way.


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