08. 05. 2019

RUS M: ЧЕМПИОН РОССИИ – Kuzbass end Zenit’s 5-year reign to win historical title

Source: volleyservice.ru, championat.com; Photo: ВК "Кузбасс" (Кемерово)/Twitter

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Kuzbass Kemerovo beat Zenit Kazan in the fourth match of the Russian Men’s Volleyball Championship playoff finals and won the series by a 3-1 to become the titleholders for the first time in their history!

 

The second seed Kuzbass defeated No.1 seed Zenit at home in Game 4 of the 2018/19 Superliga finals by a 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23) to win the national title which is the biggest success in the club history. The highest achievement of the Kemerovo team so far was the fourth place in the 2017/18 Superliga. Thus, the wards of the Finnish head coach Tuomas Sammelvuo ended five-year domination of Zenit in the country. For the first time since the 2014/15 season, the regular season winner did not clinch the title.

Viktor Poletaev showed all of his potentials this season and was also inspired in the final series against his former team. He poured in 28 points in Game 4 for Kuzbass, including 3 aces. Maksim Mikhaylov scored 19 points for Zenit.

Kuzbass became the eighth team to claim the title in Russia in 28 editions of the championship. Zenit remained the record holders with 10 titles.  

2018/19 Superliga playoff finals – Game 4:

(2) Kuzbass Kemerovo – (1) Zenit Kazan 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23), series 3-1

 

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2 Comments about "RUS M: ЧЕМПИОН РОССИИ – Kuzbass end Zenit’s 5-year reign to win historical title"

08.05.2019 | 22:51 |   Ali Y [unregistered]

Wow, congrats to Kuzbass. We, Galatasaray, managed to eliminate a Russian champion at CEV Cup, unbelievable.

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11.05.2019 | 01:16 |   jwb [unregistered]

Finally!! Congratulations Kuzbass! Good job Viktor Poletaev! It is so hard for me to get impressed by a player but damn, Viktor for me is one of the best these days.

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