CS Arcada Galați became the Romanian Men’s Volleyball champions for the first time in the club history. By defeating CSA Steaua București by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-17) in Round 10, the last round of the Top 6 in the 2018/19 Campionatul National Divizia A1 masculin, CS Arcada Galați secured the national title.
Since there are no playoffs in the Romanian top division, CS Arcada Galați kept a two-point advantage in the standings compared to the second-placed ACS Volei Municipal Zalău (71-69), who also achieved a win (3-1 vs. CS Dinamo București) in the last round.
CS Arcada Galați were close to winning the title last season but finished the second-placed at the end of the regular season, only one point behind Tricolorul LMV Ploiești who became champions and then withdrew from participating in the 2018/19 Romanian top-flight due to financial difficulties.
Croatian Ivan Raić top-scored for CS Arcada Galați in the match after which they claimed the championship with 17 points. The Puerto Rican libero Arnel Cabrera made 85% positive reception (13 digs, 1 error, 31% excellent).
2018/19 Campionatul National Divizia A1 masculin – Round 10 (last round of Top 6):
CSA Steaua București – CS Arcada Galați 0-3 (19-25, 16-25, 17-25)
SCM “U” Craiova – CSM București 3-0 (25-8, 25-16, 25-18)
ACS Volei Municipal Zalău – CS Dinamo București 3-1 (25-16, 29-31, 25-18, 25-19)
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