Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 28, 2017 – Opposite player Kyle Ensing scored 21 points and put a great show on display. In a five-set thriller, the Americans won over hosts Czech Republic 2-3 (23-25, 26-24, 25-21, 18-25, 7-15).
USA started their game well and were eager to win. Czechia experienced issues with receiving the Mikasa however they levelled the score 23-23. With impressive blocking skills, USA closed the set.
In the second set Czech Republic, managed to perform better and with impressive skills by Donovan Dzavoronok, who suffered an ankle injury three days ago, they finished second set with ace and a positive score for the hosts.
Czech Republic maintained their play in the third set with Donovan Dzavoronok collecting another 6 points for his team and ended the set with a win.
In the fourth set, the home team lost their focus and the and United States of America outplayed them and took the set.
It was all down to a tie-break to decide the winner of this match. The Americans collected themselves and played with only one service – and ace error and won with a big difference in the points.