Poland continue to cruise, sweep Türkiye in Hong Kong

Still without star setter Joanna Wolosz, the team coached by Stefano Lavarini saw their key players step up and lead the team to a strong victory against the Turkish, who are in fifth place in the VNL 2023.

The top scorer of the tournament so far, opposite Magdalena Stysiak produced 17 points to help her team triumph, getting 15 kills and two blocks. Team captain and middle blocker Agnieszka Korneluk added another 13 (seven kills, two aces, four blocks), while outside hitter Martyna Lukasik also reached double digits with 11 points, all in kills.

“That third set was crazy,” libero Maria Stenzel said, mentioning the Polish comeback at the end. “It was a very important victory for us as it shows we can beat any team. I’m still a little bit in shock with our campaign because we hadn’t had a moment like this for a long time. This season has been amazing from the beginning and I’m very proud of the team. Türkiye came with a different formation today, but we focused on our side of the court. If you want to beat any team, you need to be ready for anything and we were.”

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