Kurek and Kubiak combine efforts in Poland win


Poland beat Egypt in straight sets in Pool B of the Olympic volleyball men's tournament

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2016 – Poland established the power of their offence to subdue Egypt in straight sets 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17) in a match of Pool B of the men’s Olympic volleyball tournament at Maracanazinho Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

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The Polish side held a big advantage in effective attacks 40-24 as the two teams matched fairly evenly in the other categories of scoring.

Bartosz Kurek and Michael Kubiak had 12 points each to spearhead the offence of the winning side, while Mateusz Bieniek added 10 points, including one block and three aces in the victory.

Mohamed Abou led Egypt with 9 points, including two blocks and two aces, and Ahmed El Kotb added 8 in the loss.

Egypt trailed by just one point at 10-9 in the first set, but from then on Poland took off and didn’t stop until the end winning 25-18 with six points in attacks by Kurek.

Egypt battled hard in the second set and trailed only by three points at 22-19 before succumbing the most experienced and taller Polish team.

The third set was one sided as Poland took a 10-1 lead and finished winning 25-17.


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