Van Den Dries leads Belgium to victory over USA


Novi Sad, Serbia, June 4, 2017 - Bram Van Den Dries scored a team high of 20 points contributing to Belgium's victory 3-1 (23-25, 16-25, 25-22, 26-28) over USA.

Sam Deroo added 18 points to the winning side profit while the USA were led by Benjamin Patch who scored a match high of 21 points and Taylor Sander (20).

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Set one saw an even encounter with both teams trading points at the beginning. After the first technical timeout USA built up an 2-point advantage which they, however, lost in the late stage allowing Belgium to close out the set at 25-23.

Belgium started strongly into an early lead 10-3 in set two and kept they performance until the end closing it out at 25-16.

Set three saw another big start from Belgium but leading 5-2 the team began to take the foot off the pedal. USA did not want to be left behind and went up 16-15. They managed to to carry over this advantage until the end of the set which they won 25-22.

The outcome of set four was anyone's guess as both teams were not able to establish any significant lead. Even if USA were 23-30 up Belgium refused to give up and finally took the set 28-26.


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