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16/01/2013 22:37
RC CANNES suffers home defeat to vice world champions from Azerbaijan
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women

Cannes, France, January 16, 2013. RC CANNES lost on Wednesday its first clash with the vice world champions of Rabita BAKU with the score of 1:3 (17-25, 25-15, 19-25, and 19-25) even though the home heroines from the French Riviera were continuously cheered on by some 3’000 fans in attendance at “Palais des Victoires”.
The hosts did not look in their best shape and they made many mistakes thereby easing up the task for their star-studded opponent from Azerbaijan. The first set – that ended at 25-17 for Rabita – stands as a kind of reference that sums up the plot of the match. The only exception to that rule was the second set where RC CANNES started out very aggressively and eventually pocketed a terrific 25-15 to go for the provisional 1:1. However, after a good start also in set 3, the hosts were once again making a way too many mistakes – especially in reception – and Rabita had it easy to go for the 1:2 (19-25). After another close opening, set 4 was somehow marked by a series of poor serves by RC CANNES and even though the hosts attempted a late comeback, they could not prevent Rabita from scoring another 19-25 that sealed that 1:3 home defeat.
Colombian spiker Madelaynne Montano was the best player of the game as she registered 26 points for the likes of Rabita.  

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