Novi Sad, Serbia, 3 Jun, 2017 - Home fans had no reasons to celebrate on Saturday evening as Sam Deroo
led Belgium to a quick win over Serbia. Quick links - Volleyball:
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Deroo scored 15 points in the match and was closely followed by teammate Bram Van Den Dries
. On the other side of the net Drazen Luburic
, Srecko Lisinac
and Nemanja Petric
scored 10 points each.
The opening set was a closely-contested affair with both team determined to build up advantage. In the end, it was Belgium, who managed to hold on to their narrow lead and take the set with a five-point advantage.
The second set saw a dominant performance by Belgium led by Sam Deroo. The home side found themselves unable to keep up with the visitors and eventually conceded the set, 25-18.
The final set was a true nail-biter. With the crowd's support Serbia were able to challenge Belgium up until the very finish to the set. In the end, it was the visitors who displayed a bit more determination winning the set, 25-23.