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Poland ‘create horror movies’ on way to final

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Poland's players on an emotional rollercoaster to victory. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Hard-fought 3-2 win over Serbia puts Poles in women's Volleyball decider

Poland booked their place in the women's Volleyball gold medal match on Thursday night – but they did it the hard way.

Serbia twice came from behind to level the match at 1-1 and 2-2, before the Poles progressed by winning the tiebreaker 15-12.

"I think in our country everyone is saying that we create horror movies every game because we could finish in three or four and we just like to play tie breaks," said Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata, who scored 15 points.

The opening set was close, with a kill from Anna Werblinska decisive as Poland won 25-23.

After Sebia had fought level by taking the second set 25-20, the match swung back in favour of Poland in the next, Werblinska serving an ace to make it 25-19.

Serbia triumphed 25-22 in a tight fourth set but in the tie-break Katarzyna Zaroslinska's high scoring led the Poles home.

Serbia coach Zoran Terzic described Poland as the most complete team in the tournament, adding: "It was a very difficult game for us, especially after the game against Belgium (in the quarter-finals). That was also five sets so it was very difficult. I don't think my team had recovered 100 per cent." 

Poland will play the winners of Thursday night's semi-final between Azerbaijan and Turkey in Saturday's final.


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