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Boskovic scores 30 to lead Serbia in five-set win

 
Komaki, Japan, September 6, 2015 – Tijana Boskovic recorded 24 kills, five blocks and an ace to help Serbia earn their Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket after they defeated Argentina 3-2 (25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-4) in the third round of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup at the Park Arena Komaki on Sunday.

Serbia played with good rhythm to set the pace against Argentina in the opening frame. Serbian attackers blasted spikes that forced many errors for the South Americans. Serbia took the first set 25-16 on a service ace. Argentina fought well in the second set that kept a tied score of 12-all, but the Serbian attackers scored a 4-0 run that put them back in front 16-12. Serbia pulled away and took the second set 25-19.

Argentina dictated the tempo that kept them ahead in the third set. The Argentines gained better advantage at 22-19 and succeeded with a 25-20 set-win. Argentina continued to play well in the fourth set and led by as much as much as seven points, but the Serbians tied the game later on at 15-all. Serbia got their game going but could not clinch the set on several attack errors that allowed Argentina to come from behind with a 25-23 set victory that forced a tiebreaker. Serbia warranted better attacking in the first half of the fifth set to gain an 8-3 lead, and applied more pressure on defence in the next half to secure a 15-4 triumph.

The Serbians finished the competition with a 10-1 record. After losing their very first game to China in four sets in the first round, the Serbians completed it with a 10-match winning streak.
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