Riffa, Bahrain, August 22, 2017 - Turkey survived the challenge of Argentina to win 3-2 (28-26, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 15-11) in Pool C of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boy’s U19 World Championship at Isa City Sports Hall on Tuesday.
Turkey captain Adis Lagumdzija scored a match-high of 27 points to lead Turkey to a 3-1 win-loss card after the Preliminary Round. Argentina captain Federico Seia likewise led his team in scoring, with 20 points in the match.
Turkey dominated in the first two sets, showing a powerful offence anchored on Lagumdzija. Argentina showed they could play at par with this kind of power and raced to force the fifth set. With each point in the decider being closely contested, Argentina soon lost their composure and suffered from errors. The European side seized momentum and led on all fronts, posting 55 attacks, 17 blocks and nine service aces.