15. 04. 2019

BLR M: Shakhtyor win 3rd straight championship title

Source: shahter-vc.by; Photo: shahter-vc.by

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Shakhtyor Soligorsk defended the title in the Belarussian Men’s Volleyball Championship.

 

For the third time in a row, Shakhtyor Soligorsk became the champions of Belarus. The team that claimed the No.2 seed for the playoffs won the series of the Division A 2018/2019 Men finals against the top seed Stroitel Minsk, who remained the most-titled team in the country with seven championship trophies, by a 3-1.

Shakhtyor beat Stroitel in Game 4 of the finals in four sets, partially 23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-21, in front of own crowd. Vladimir Zhigmont top-scored for the new Belarus champions with 25 points while Artem Kudryashov noted 19 points for Stroitel. It is worth mentioning that Stroitel played a decisive match without two starters, Ilya Burov and Vladislav Davyskiba who got injured in Game 3 which Shakhtyor won in the tie-break, and itsignificantly weakened their chances in Game 4.

Division A 2018/2019 Men playoff finals - Game 4:

(2) Shakhtyor Soligorsk - (1) Stroitel Minsk 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-21), series 3-1

Individual awards:

MVP of the Championship – Aleksey Kurash (Shakhtyor)

Best attacker - Pavel Avdochenko (RUS, Stroitel)

Best receiver – Stanislav Zaborovksiy (Stroitel)

Best blocker - Ilya Burov (Stroitel)

MVP of the playoff finals – Oleg Khmelevskiy (Shakhtyor)

 

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