The guests of TOURS VB caught a good start with two aces in a row by the spiker Emmanuel Ragondet and took the lead with a margin of three points (5:8). TRENTINO struggled in reception and got confronted with some spectacular defense of the French side. TRENTINO after a positive break (14:11) seemed to lose a bit of concentration and TOURS VB continued to chase the hosts up to a tie at 16. The first set was played point for point; at the end the Italians took a crucial lead and wrapped it up at 25-23.
The same story unfolded in the second set where TOURS VB set the pace of the game via a very good performance from the serving area and in blocking (5:9). TRENTINO got back on track (19:16) but TOURS did not give up and both teams fought bravely for a few more rallies but in the end it was TRENTINO Diatec to win this section of the game (25-22).
With two sets in its pocket and sure of the first place in Pool C TRENTINO Diatec started the third set more relaxed maintaining nevertheless a good quality of play; quite easily the four time world champions of TRENTINO notched the set (25-16) and the game with a speedy 3:0.
The Czech opposite Jan Stokr was named MVP of the match with 60% of efficiency in attack (he topped the charts with 14 points). Noteworthy was also the performance of middle blocker Mitar Tzourits (83% of efficiency in attack and 3 blocks). On the other side of the net was remarkable only the performance of spiker Kamil Baranek with 43% of efficiency in attack and 15 points.
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