25. 04. 2018

ITA M: Lube show true meaning of coming back from the dead to tie playoff finals vs. Perugia at 1-1

Source: legavolley.it; Photo: facebook.com/LUBEVOLLEY

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Cucine Lube Civitanova made a startling comeback in Game 2 of the 2017/18 Italian men’s volleyball championship SuperLega playoff finals against Sir Safety Conad Perugia to tie the series!


The second-seed Lube literally returned from the dead in Game 2 0f the 2017/18 SuperLega playoff finals against No.1 Perugia.

Lorenzo Bernardi’s side silenced the crowd in Eurosole Forum by clinching the first two sets by a 25-22, 26-24. The Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov needed a support and he gained it in Serbian Dragan Stanković and Jiří Kovář, who replaced Davide Candellaro and American Taylor Sander in the third set and made a significant contribution in a comeback – 25-17, 25-23, 15-11.

Sokolov topped Lube with 24 points, while Stanković added 4 kill blocks, In Perugia, the Serbian Aleksandar Atanasijević tallied 25 points, including 7 aces!

The series moves to Perugia’s home court PalaEvangelisti. Game 3 is scheduled for April 28.


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


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2 Comments about "ITA M: Lube show true meaning of coming back from the dead to tie playoff finals vs. Perugia at 1-1"

25.04.2018 | 23:11 |   suisse [unregistered]

This is great volleyball and fantastic for the Italian League (home teams too) Very exciting and high emotion.
USA volleyball has got to be thrilled with the level that Sander and especially Christenson and Russell have elevated to. Home team win this series

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26.04.2018 | 00:08 |   Penchev [unregistered]

Sokolov is such a best!!!

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