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CEV CUP M: Finnish VaLePa shock BR Volleys thanks to Venezuelan heavenly jumper

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Finnish VaLePa Sastamala caused huge upset by beating German runners-up, Berlin Recycling Volleys, in the first leg of the CEV Cup Challenge Round (quarter-finals) 3-1 (29-31, 25-20, 28-26, 25-21).



Last season’s bronze medalists in the CEV Champions League started match in the best possible way by winning an exhausting first set, but allowed hosts to return to the match in the second set.

Nevertheless, BR Volleys had a constant scoring initiative in Sets 3 and 4, even entering in the finish with two-point or three-point gap, but succumbed to more motivated rivals who were led by Venezuelan opposite Jesús Danian Chourio, known by huge spiking reach (officially 3.70m). He scored 30 points. On the other side, Australian Paul Carroll had 17.

Chourio’s previous club, CAI Teruel from Spain, had no chance against Belgian champions Knack Roeselare despite investing tremendous effort 1-3 (22-25, 20-25, 25-22, 30-32).

Pieter Coolman topped Roeselare’s scorers with 17 points. American receiver/outside hitter Cory John Riecks had 19 in Teruel.

Challenge Phase / Challenge Round

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Home Matches 17. 02. 2016 18:30 VaLePa SASTAMALA Vammalan Lentopallo VS BERLIN Recycling Volleys SCC BERLIN 3:1 29:31; 25:20; 28:26; 25:21    
Home Matches 17. 02. 2016 20:15 CAI Voleibol TERUEL VS Knack ROESELARE 1:3 22:25; 20:25; 25:22; 30:32    
Home Matches 18. 02. 2016 20:30 Sir Safety Conad PERUGIA VS Dinamo MOSCOW 0:0      
Home Matches 01. 03. 2016 19:00 # Dragons Lugano VS Gazprom Yugra SURGUT 0:0      


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