And there they go: fifth consecutive win also for TRENTINO Diatec!
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Men
Trento, Italy, December 5, 2012. TRENTINO Diatec scored tonight its fifth consecutive victory in prelim Pool C of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men by defeating TOURS VB of France. TRENTINO cruised past with the score of 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, and 25-16).
The guests of TOURS VB caught a good start with two aces in a row by the spiker Emmanuel Ragondet and took the lead with a margin of three points (5:8). TRENTINO struggled in reception and got confronted with some spectacular defense of the French side. TRENTINO after a positive break (14:11) seemed to lose a bit of concentration and TOURS VB continued to chase the hosts up to a tie at 16. The first set was played point for point; at the end the Italians took a crucial lead and wrapped it up at 25-23.
The same story unfolded in the second set where TOURS VB set the pace of the game via a very good performance from the serving area and in blocking (5:9). TRENTINO got back on track (19:16) but TOURS did not give up and both teams fought bravely for a few more rallies but in the end it was TRENTINO Diatec to win this section of the game (25-22).
With two sets in its pocket and sure of the first place in Pool C TRENTINO Diatec started the third set more relaxed maintaining nevertheless a good quality of play; quite easily the four time world champions of TRENTINO notched the set (25-16) and the game with a speedy 3:0.
The Czech opposite Jan Stokr was named MVP of the match with 60% of efficiency in attack (he topped the charts with 14 points). Noteworthy was also the performance of middle blocker Mitar Tzourits (83% of efficiency in attack and 3 blocks). On the other side of the net was remarkable only the performance of spiker Kamil Baranek with 43% of efficiency in attack and 15 points.
“I am happy for this victory, but I think we did not play a good game, in some moments I noticed little commitment but I understand that it is hard for my players to give the best every three days” stated local head coach Radostin Stoytchev.
“I think we played well, maybe we made too many mistakes, but I am sure we can do better. I am happy to be in Trento, I feel good and this place remembers me good moments, my career started here” said the spiker of TOURS VB Kamil Baranek.
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