Home win for RC CANNES to stay in contention for ticket to Playoffs 12
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women
Cannes, France, December 4, 2012. RC CANNES scored on Tuesday its second win in the prelims of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women edging Volero ZURICH with the score of 3:1 (25-15, 25-20, 20-25, and 25-22) to stay in contention for a spot in the Playoffs 12 waiting for the last round coming up next week in Russia against Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG.
RC CANNES caught an excellent start (8:4) and dictated the pace all the way through in the first set (16:11) to wrap it up at 25-15.
Volero got momentum in the second set going up 4:3 and 8:5 as RC CANNES started having problems in reception. After a time-out asked by head coach Yan Fang, RC CANNES got back on track drawing level at 14 all; after trailing 14:16 by the second technical time-out, RC CANNES did impose its quality going for the 2:0 (25-20).
The guests from Switzerland set the pace of the game all the way through in set 3 (8:4, 16:10) and this time RC CANNES was not able to fight back, eventually surrendering at 20-25.
Volero stretched momentum to the early phases of set 4 (8:3) but RC CANNES stormed back with a series of ties following later in the set. A splendid attack by team captain Victoria Ravva powered RC CANNES back to the front (13:12) and after a close final run the hosts could finish it off at 25-22.
Best scorers of the game were Brankica Mihajlovic and Nancy Carrillo for RC CANNES and Volero with 19 and 22 points respectively.
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