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CWCH M: UPCN prepared surprise to Trentino

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UPCN of Argentina won a thrilling five setter over defending champions Italy’s Trentino Diatec (22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 16-25, 15-13) for their second victory in Pool A of the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship on Thursday.

UPCN celebrated

The nail-biting tie-breaker concluded after a long exciting exchange when Jose Santos blocked Tsvetan Sokolov, who had a tournament-high 33 points in the losing effort.

The Brazilian Santos led UPCN with 20 points, followed by Theo Lopes and Martin Ramos with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Sokolov’s huge performance included 5 blocks and 4 aces but fell just short. Alexandre Ferreira and Filippo Lanza contributed 15 and 13 points. Trentino held the advantage in blocks (13-8) and in aces (8-4) but made 38 unforced errors to 28 by UPCN

UPCNTrentino Diatec 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 16-25, 15-13)

UPCN: Lopes 14, Gonzalez 1, Olteanu 9, Filardi 6, Santos 20, Ramos 13, Garrocq (libero), Fernandez, Tell, Lazo 2, Peres. N. E. Lopes. Coach: Fabian Armoa.

Trentino Diatec: Birarelli 9, Ferreira 15, Suxho 1, Lanza 13, Sokolov 33, Burgsthaler 9, Colaci (libero), Sintini, Sole. N. E: De Paola, Szabo, Fedrizzi. Coach: Roberto Serniotti.

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