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Serbia round off golden run – Tijana Boskovic MVP

In the presence of CEV President André Meyer and 500 thrilled spectators, Serbia completed their run from the Preliminary Round to top of the podium when they defeated Slovenia in an exciting five-setter 25-23, 17-25, 24-26, 25-17, 15-12 in the 2014 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship – Women gold medal match in Tartu’s A. Le Coq Sports Hall on Sunday.

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Serbia head coach Marijana Boricic: “I am so proud of my girls. They were nervous. Slovenia displayed excellent serving and defense. I tried to tell them to focus again on our game, to play disciplined. We experienced some problems in reception but showed our power with an excellent offense.”

Slovenia head coach Joze Casar: “Congratulations to Serbia, the played very well. But we will meet again. Few mistakes in the fifth set cost us the victory. However, I am very proud of my team.”

Serbia captain Tijana Boskovic: “There are no words to describe our feelings. It is Serbia’s first gold medal in junior competitions. We stayed calm after Slovenia’s 2:1 lead as we trusted in our strength. We always believed in our power.”

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Slovenia captain Eva Mori: “Serbia was the better team tonight. They deserve the victory. Unfortunately we did not manage to start the fifth and deciding set in the best way. The pressure increased at that moment of the match. Nevertheless, we are very proud of us.”

Best Spiker: Pelin Aroguz (Turkey)
Best Blocker: Anastasia Barchuk (Russia)
Best Server: Sara Lozo (Serbia)
Best Libero: Maja Pahor (Slovenia)
Best Receiver: Bojana Milenkovic (Slovenia)
Best Setter: Eva Mori (Slovenia) 
Best Scorer: Anti Vasilantonaki (Greece)
Most Valuable Player: Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)

Source: www.worldofvolley.com, www.ossrb.rs