Riffa, Bahrain, August 26, 2017 – Pierre Derouillon and Remi Bassereau guided France to a 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21) triumph over the Czech Republic in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Saturday.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Derouillon scored four of France’s nine aces to add to his total output of 20 points. Remi Bassereau also contributed big numbers for France with 20 points, while Czech Republic top scorers Marek Sotola and Lukas Vasina only produced 15 and 14 points, respectively.
After their first set loss, France recovered and executed their offence better. France obtained most of their points from the attack and service lines where they tallied 56 attacks and nine aces. The French defence also stood out as they bested their rivals with excellent digs and reception that helped them close the match in the fourth set.