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ARG M: Titleholders UPCN fall to Obras in San Juan classic at playoff semifinals opening, Bolívar victorious

by WoV
source: aclav.com; Photo: UPCN Voley/Twitter

The first San Juan classic in the 2018/19 Argentine Men’s Volleyball League playoff semifinals went into the favor of a better-seeded side.

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No.2 Obras de San Juan won Game 1 of the 2018/19 Liga de Vóleibol Argentina playoff semifinals against reigning champions, and also third seed, UPCN San Juan Voley Club by a 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-20). Both teams were immaculate in reception (Obras 72%, UPCN 70%). The libero Franco Massimino highlighted for the winning side in this segment with 79% while Federico Gómez made 89% for UPCN. As for the top scores in the match, Cuban Osniel Melgarejo poured in 23 points (four kill blocks) for Obras. On the other side, Nicolás Lazo scored 15.

Just like Obras, the top seed Bolívar Voley also had victorious playoff semifinals start as they beat No.4 Libertad Burgi Vóley in straight sets with 16 points from the Cuban opposite hitter Yadrian Escobar.

2018/19 Liga de Vóleibol Argentina playoff semifinals:

(1) Bolívar Voley – (4) Libertad Burgi Vóley 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-23), 1-0 series

(2) Obras de San Juan – (3) UPCN San Juan Voley Club 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-20), 1-0 series

 

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