It was an exciting match between two teams of different players, Lokomotiv Baku (AZERBAIJAN) versus Bank BPS Muszykna (POLAND).
It was an exciting first set when both teams exchanged powerful attacks and blocks above the net. The Bakus reached 25 first despite the massive blocks from the Polish middle blockers. The set ended 25-20.
The Polish team didn’t like the first set so it came back with smart attacks and powerful blocks and nailed the Bakus in 25-11. That was a 14-point lead. The coach knew that they would lose the 2nd set so he tried to talk to his setter to vary the sets in the 3rd set.
Yes, being an obedient setter, she performed well in the 3rd set and the Bakus claimed the 25-17 finish.
The Polska team was alarmed and they tried to come back with a good start in the 4th set. But the Bakus didn’t allow the Polish team to happen. They went for a quick and back row hits plus unforced errors from the Polish team so it finally ended into 25-15.
So, the Bakus outsmarted the Polish team in four sets, 25-20,11-25,25-17,25-15.
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