French rookie takes on Italian powerhouse along the way to Playoffs 12
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Men
Sète, France, December 4, 2012. After edging twice Romania’s Remat ZALAU, France’s rookie Arago de SETE will be hosting this Thursday the absolute leader of Pool G, Bre Banca Lannutti CUNEO, for its last home match in the prelims of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League.
As they crossed their ways some weeks ago in Italy, Arago de SETE could cause some problems to the group around France’s Volleyball rising star Earvin Ngapeth, going up in the second (17:12) as well as in the third set (16:9) before they eventually lost 0:3. The deciding factor was the great performance delivered from the serving line by Nimir Abdel-Aziz, the young Dutch setter of Bre Banca Lannutti.
As they play at home, the French rookies are confident they may cause a surprise and so stay in contention for a spot in the Playoffs 12. Arago de SETE is in full swing after scoring eight wins – out of nine matches – in the national league, a remarkable feat especially since the group has been sidelined by the injuries affecting Milan Bencz, Junot Mistoco, Raphaël Mrozek and Frédéric Barais.