08. 04. 2018

ITA M: Lube outplay Modena in the craziest SuperLega match this season, take 2-1 lead in semifinals

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Cucine Lube Civitanova prevailed against Azimut Modena in what may be called the craziest match in the 2017/18 Italian men’s volleyball championship SuperLega UnipolSai!


The second-seed Lube prevailed against No.3 Modena at home in Game 3 of the 2017/18 SuperLega playoff semifinals, which lasted two hours and 32 minutes, by a 3-2 (27-25, 33-35, 25-16, 22-25, 21-19).

The craziness of the match reflects in the second set that lasted for 41 minutes and in which Lube failed to convert as much as six set balls, while Modena converted their fifth! As for the tie-break, which was also intense, Lube made a 3-0 run at 18-19 to close the match (kill of Sokolov, an ace of Juantorena, and another kill of Sokolov).

Thus, Lube took a 2-1 lead in the series and need one more win to advance to the finals.

The Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov poured in 34 points (3 aces, 5 kill blocks) for Lube. The American Taylor Sander made 73% reception (30 digs, 2 errors, 53% perfect). The Slovenian Tine Urnaut scored 23 points for Modena. Earvin Ngapeth contributed with 21 points (4 aces and 75% reception - 28 digs, 2 errors, 32% perfect). Daniele Mazzone recorded 79% attack (11/14).


To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our ITA National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page. 


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1 Comments about "ITA M: Lube outplay Modena in the craziest SuperLega match this season, take 2-1 lead in semifinals"

09.04.2018 | 00:42 |   Pablo [unregistered]

Modena got robbed, the ball did not touch the floor.
Also in the first set Modena had 24-21 but the libero was awful and got aced twice.

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