With home win Tytan CZESTOCHOWA makes first step towards final match
2012 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup - Men
Czestochowa, Poland, March 14, 2012. Well supported by some 3'000 fans in attendance, Poland’s Tytan AZS CZESTOCHOWA edged tonight Belgium’s Prefaxis MENEN 3:1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-15, 25-23) to make a first step forward towards the final of the 2012 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Men.
The match was extremely balanced with the hosts going up by one and three points at the technical time-outs of the opening set before they gradually widened the gap to clip the final 25-18. Prefaxis MENEN reacted very well in the second set keeping a margin of two points for most of the time and home coach Marek Kardos was forced to ask for a time-out as his side was trailing 16:21. However, this did not help much as MENEN could finish it off at 20-25.
Tytan AZS CZESTOCHOWA got back on track in set 3 with great services of Lukasz Wisniewski, strong spikes killed by Michal Kaminski and the excellent blocks stamped by Wojciech Sobala. The game was really one-sided in that section and the home guys could go for a comfortable and quick 25-15.
In set 4 the home heroes kept a cushion of 2 points for most of the time before Prefaxis MENEN stormed back to -1 (20:19, 21:20, 24:23). However, Tytan did not lose composure and eventually scored the next rally to claim the match with the score of 3:1.