Speedy home victory for RC CANNES in CL opening round
2014 CEV DenizBank volleyball Champions League - Women
Cannes, France, October 22, 2013. France’s Volleyball standout RC CANNES caught a very good start of their campaign in the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Women as on Tuesday they routed SCHWERINER SC of Germany in straight sets (25-17, 25-15, and 25-16) to delight 2,800 fans in attendance at the “Palais des Victoires”.
RC CANNES set the tone of the game right from the start (4:0) and continued the same way through the opening set; SCHWERINER SC head coach Felix Koslowski asked for a time-out as his side was trailing 6:10 and 7:14 but he could not stop the terrific run by RC CANNES that was 16:8 up by the second technical time-out and then cruised to a comfortable 25-17 set win.
The score was close in the early phases of the second set with ties at 5 and 7; RC CANNES changed gear after the first technical time-out as they moved the score from 8:7 to 13:9 prompting another time-out by Koslowski. It did not change much as RC CANNES scored four consecutive points after the second mandatory stop also exploiting the many mistakes made by their opponents to pocket the final 25-15.
RC CANNES dictated the tempo of the match also in the third set going up 8:4 and 16:10; their guests from Germany were never able to fight back and find their way into the game and CANNES finished it off at 25-16 for a speedy straight-set victory.
Tatjana Bokan and Nadia Centoni top scored for RC CANNES in their winning effort with 14 and 12 points respectively while team captain Lousi Souza Ziegler and Saskia Hippe registered 9 apiece for SCHWERINER SC.
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