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    Poland’s Volleyball Team Suffers Defeat in Antalya

    Poland’s men’s volleyball team concluded their first Nations League tournament in Antalya with a 0-3 loss to Slovenia (20:25, 21:25, 18:25). After victories against the USA, Canada, and the Netherlands, the match against Slovenia, who also had a perfect record, determined who would lose their undefeated status. Slovenia started strong, showcasing high attack efficiency and securing the first set by five points.

    Poland’s Struggles Continue

    In the second set, Poland improved their attack but struggled with reception and serving. Despite their efforts, Slovenia maintained their edge. The third set saw Poland take early risks in serving, briefly leading at the start. However, increasing errors allowed the well-prepared Slovenians to capitalize and dominate, concluding the set 25:18.

    Slovenia’s superiority was evident in the statistics, serving eight aces to Poland’s two and committing fewer errors. Key players Toncek Stern and Klemen Cebulj scored 20 and 15 points respectively, while Poland’s top scorer, Kamil Semeniuk, managed 10 points. This loss ended Poland’s 27-match winning streak, just shy of Brazil’s record.

    Upcoming Challenges

    Poland will resume play on June 4 in Japan, facing Bulgaria, Turkey, Japan, and Brazil. They will also compete in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Regardless of outcomes, Poland is guaranteed a spot in the final round in Łódź as the host nation.

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