Italy to contend for fifth place after beating Slovenia


Jan Kozamernik of Slovenia attempts to stop a spike by Alberto Polo of Italy.

Tijuana, Mexico, September 19, 2015 - Italy will contend for the fifth place of the FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship after beating Slovenia.

The Italian team needed four sets to overcome their opponents by scores of 25-20, 25-16, 19-25 and 25-20. Andrea Argenta scored 28 points while Alberto Polo finished with 17.

Storn Toncek was the best scorer for the Slovenian team who tallied 26 points. Jure Okroglic also had a double digit afternoon with 15 points.

Italians were superior in block points by finishing 12-7, six of those points were marked by Alberto Polo.

Slovenia put some pressure with their service by leading 7-5 with 3 aces by Stern Toncek and two by Vidmar Primoz. Italy’s defense capitalized 34 excellent plays against 32 by Slovenia, that showed a better reception (25-23).


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