28. 03. 2016

FRENCH CUP M: First ever trophy for Ajaccio! Amazing performance by Simovski!

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Ajaccio have won the French Cup for the 2015/16 season after beating Rennes in the super exciting final game!

 

History has been written! Ajaccio have won their first ever volleyball trophy! They have downed Rennes in the French Cup Finals after a huge battle and after 5 thrilling sets. The absolute hero of the game was  Jovica Simovski who scored 34 points for the winning team!

At the same time, Rennes should not be disappointed despite losing the trophy. Do not forget that they are currently playing in the French B League, so this has been a tremendous Cup journey for them. They lacked just a bit of luck to repeat the success from 2012 when they clinched the French cup.     

FINAL ROUND / 1ST PLACE MATCH

Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
27. 03. 2016 20:30 GFCA Volley-Ball AJACCIO vs RENNES Volley 35 3:2 23:25; 25:15; 21:25; 25:19; 16:14    

 

To see standings, results, stats, videos, etc, visit our page FRA National Cup 2015/2016 M.

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