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CEV CL M: Itas Trentino Overcomes ACH Volleys; Asseco Resovia Stunned by Tours in CEV Champions League Pool B

by WoV

In two encounters of the CEV Champions League Pool B, the Italian squad Itas Trentino triumphed over ACH Volley on their home turf, whereas in a match held in Poland, Tours emerged victorious against the home team, Asseco Resovia.

17-year-old Nejc Najdic in action – Photo: CEV

Itas Trentino hosted and triumphed over Slovenian champions ACH Volleys with a score of 3-1. Despite not fielding their strongest lineup and benching key players Jan Kozamernik and Daniele Lavia, Trentino faced a spirited challenge from ACH Volleys, particularly after losing a set and enduring a tough battle in the fourth set. The Slovenian team, aiming to prove their mettle against the favorites, showcased commendable resistance in Italy.

Kamil Rychlicki and Alessandro Michieletto were standout performers for Trentino. Rychlicki, scoring a remarkable 28 points and achieving a 66% success rate in attacks, was the match top scorer. Michieletto, adding 12 points including four aces, excelled as the game’s top server, while Giulio Magalini with 14 points to Trentino’s tally. On the Slovenian side, Nikola Gjorgiev and Jan Pokeršnik each scored 18 points, displaying remarkable tenacity and combativeness.

In another Group B encounter, Polish team Asseco Resovia suffered a surprising defeat at home, losing 1-3 to French powerhouse Tours. Brazilian player Drame Neto, scoring 27 points, played a pivotal role in Tours’ victory over the Polish team. Despite Stephen Boyer’s effort for the hosts, scoring 22 points with a 61% success rate in attacks, one block, and an ace, it was not enough to secure a win for Asseco Resovia.

Match Results:

  • Asseco Resovia Rzeszow vs. Tours: 1-3 (22-25, 23-25, 25-21, 21-25)
  • Itas Trentino vs. ACH Volley Ljubljana: 3-1 (25-15, 20-25, 25-18, 26-24)
Standings provided by Sofascore

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