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LVA M: Ventspils win back-to-back national title

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source: maia.volley.ee; Photo: ventspils.lv

VK Ventspils defended the title in the Latvian men’s volleyball championship Nacionālā Līga 1. Divīzija.

Ventspils

Ventspils

Unlike the previous season, in which the title was awarded after the playoffs, the 2017/18 Nacionālā Līga 1. Divīzija title had to be earned in the Final Four tournament, whose hosts were the defending champions and also the top-seed VK Ventspils.

In the final match, Ventspils beat No.2 VK Ozolnieki by a 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-9) and won the national title for the second time in a row.

Kristaps Šepte topped Ventspils with 25 points. Andis Maksimovs added 4 kill blocks, while Arvis Anderšmits made 86% reception (29 digs, 2 errors, 55% excellent). In Ozolnieki, Emīls Elksnītis scored 17 points. Toms Benjavs contributed with 78% reception (18 digs, 1 error, 33% excellent).

On the way to the final, Ventspils eliminated No.8 SK Lokomotīve/DT by a 2-0 in the quarterfinal series and No.5 Cēsis in straight sets in the semifinals.

 

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