Skip Navigation LinksNews > News
News
27/02/2013 23:00
Halkbank ANKARA wins first round of CEV Cup final
2013 CEV Volleyball Cup - Men

Latina, Italy, February 27, 2013. Turkey’s Halkbank ANKARA claimed on Wednesday the first final match of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Cup by edging Italy’s rookie Andreoli LATINA 3:1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-21, and 25-21) at Palabianchini. With this result Halkbank prolonged its series to ten consecutive victories in this year’s European Cups and can confidently look at the return game that is scheduled for this coming Sunday, March 3, in Turkey’s capital city.
The first set was pretty balanced with Halkbank ANKARA going up 9:6 on good serving and with the score standing at 14:8 before the second technical time-out. Poland’s Jakub Jarosz could help LATINA storm back before Venezuelan Luis Augusto Diaz did re-open once more the gap for the guests from Turkey (19:16). LATINA fought back anchored by Jarosz and Jeroen Rauwerdink but US American Reid Priddy could eventually finish it off for Halkbank (25-22).   

Andreoli LATINA could regroup in the second set opening strong there (6:3, 11:8) but the balance was restored right down the final stretch (22 all), before the hosts could claim the last couple of points calling for the provisional 1:1 (26-24).

LATINA head coach Silvano Prandi decided to include veteran Alberto Cisolla also in his starting six for the third set and that eventually turned into a good move with Andreoli opening with a 5:2 break. However, Halkbank responded well powered by Egyptian spiker Ahmed Abdelhay (pictured) and after drawing level at 6, the guests broke away in the score (13:10) before leading by five points at the second technical time-out. Prandi decided to try a couple of substitutions with Stefano Patriarca and Murphy Troy joining the game, but it could not prevent Halkbank from pocketing the final 25-21.

The start of the fourth set was very close but Halkbank could cruise to the front quite early (9:6) and did not lose control of the operations anymore (17:12, 21:17) to close it at 25-21 and claim an extremely important away win.

“This wasn’t surely our best game while our opponents could perform quite well” Prandi said after the game. “I hope that my players will get rid of the tension and nervousness they felt tonight as in some four days we will have to display a totally different performance in Ankara. Their serve did cause us problems and we could not find our rhythm”. “Everything is still open as we all know that the game that counts the most is coming up on Sunday in Turkey. However, we would like to thank our supporters who have been cheering on us all the way through, from the start up to the end of the game” Daniele Sottile added.

“It was a real fight from the first up to the last rally. We have performed well from the serving line and could also control the game every time we moved to the front. Our block and defense system did also work out quite well. LATINA is a strong team with a charismatic and great coach, so we know the return match will be difficult” Halkbank spiker Luis Augusto Diaz concluded.  

Click here for more info including detailed stats of the match

News nr. 4227 of 8591
01/03/2013 16:00:00
Supervisory Boards set the tone for memorable European Champs
26/02/2013 19:00:00
Dinamo KRASNODAR routs LP SALO in Challenge Cup first semifinal round
Advanced Search
From:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
To:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Search for:
select

LiveScore
   
2018 FIVB World CH M
Pool A in FRA
 
 
15:00Local Time
TURKEY
vs.
AZERBAIJAN
View
Live
17:30Local Time
GERMANY
vs.
UKRAINE
View
Live
20:30Local Time
ICELAND
vs.
FRANCE
View
Live
2018 FIVB World CH M
Pool B in NED
 
 
15:00Local Time
AUSTRIA
vs.
GREECE
View
Live
17:30Local Time
SLOVAKIA
vs.
LUXEMBOURG
View
Live
20:00Local Time
THE NETHERLANDS
vs.
REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
View
Live
2018 FIVB World CH M
Pool C in SLO
 
 
15:00Local Time
PORTUGAL
vs.
BELGIUM
View
Live
17:30Local Time
SLOVENIA
vs.
GEORGIA
View
Live
20:00Local Time
ISRAEL
vs.
LATVIA
View
Live
2018 FIVB World CH M
Pool D in EST
 
 
15:00Local Time
MONTENEGRO
vs.
RUSSIA
View
Live
18:00Local Time
ESTONIA
vs.
ROMANIA
View
Live
20:30Local Time
HUNGARY
vs.
KOSOVO
View
Live
2018 FIVB World CH M
Pool E in CRO
 
 
15:00Local Time
DENMARK
vs.
SWITZERLAND
View
Live
17:30Local Time
SERBIA
vs.
BELARUS
View
Live
20:00Local Time
NORWAY
vs.
CROATIA
View
Live
2018 FIVB World CH M
Pool F in CZE
 
 
15:00Local Time
FINLAND
vs.
CYPRUS
View
Live
17:30Local Time
NORTHERN IRELAND
vs.
CZECH REPUBLIC
View
Live
20:00Local Time
SWEDEN
vs.
SPAIN
View
Live
2018 FIVB World CH W
Pool B in POL
 
 
15:30Local Time
CZECH REPUBLIC
vs.
SERBIA
View
Live
18:00Local Time
CYPRUS
vs.
SLOVAKIA
View
Live
20:30Local Time
POLAND
vs.
ICELAND
View
Live


Calendar
Calendar
Title and navigation
<<<May 2017>>>
May 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
24252627282930
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234