18. 04. 2019

LBN M: Italian Championship best scorer Petković drives Speedball to 3rd straight title

Source: malaeeb.com; Photo: Speed Ball Chekka/Facebook

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Speedball Chekka defended the Lebanese Men’s Volleyball Championship title.

 

The top seed Speedball Chekka, who suffered only one defeat overall in the 2018/19 Alfa Lebanese Men’s Volleyball Championship (19-1 in the regular season and 5-0 in the playoffs), became the country’s titleholders for the third year in a row.  

Speedball Chekka swept the final series with No.2 seed Tannourine by a 3-0, winning Game 3 in front of 4,000 spectators at home ground in Hamat in straight sets, partially 25-16, 25-19 and 25-21.

Hiring Serbian opposite hitter Dušan Petković for the playoffs turned to a jackpot for Speedball Chekka as the best scorer of the Italian Championship this season dominated the finals, scoring 23 points (six aces) in a decisive match for the title. His compatriot Aleksandar Blagojević top-scored for Tannourine with 10 points.

2018/19 Alfa Lebanese Volleyball Championship playoff finals – Game 3:

(1) Speedball Chekka – (2) Tannourine 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-21), series 3-0

Individual awards:

Best Outside Hitter 1: Ashlei Tanios (Speedball Chekka)

Best Outside Hitter 2: Caio Maalouf (Speedball Chekka)

Best Setter: Mihajlo Mitić (SRB, Speedball Chekka)

Best Middle Blocker 1: Joseph Nohra (Tannourine)

Best Middle Blocker 2: Adam Khoury (Speedball Chekka)

Best Libero: Angel Yamil Obeid (Tannourine)

Best Opposite Hitter: Dušan Petković (SRB, Speedball Chekka)

 

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