Kwolek steers Poland to victory again, and to advancing in Brno


Bartosz Kwolek and one of his powerful spikes

Brno, Czech Republic, June 24, 2017 – Bartosz Kwolek was once again instrumental for Poland’s success at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship. His team snatched a second victory in Brno, this time a 3-0 (29-26, 25-23, 25-13) win against the Czech Republic, to secure their spot among the best eight of the tournament.

With this result, Canada have also cemented themselves among the top two teams in Pool A to qualify for the next stage of the medal contention, while Morocco will join the Czechs in travelling to Ceske Budejovice for the ninth place battles. 

Kwolek was the best scorer of the match with 17 points for the winning team, including three aces. Matej Smidl topped the chart for the home side with 13 points.

The first two sets were quite similar. Smidl fired his teammates up to maintain a slight lead through the most part, but in the money time, it was the Poles that kept their cool to flip the outcome their way – 29-27 and 25-23. The home crowd never got tired of cheering on, but this was not enough for their favourites to find the key to the victory. Poland completely dominated the third set breaking away to a 25-13 win.


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