Arriving on matchday the Tiroleans had to bear the short-term drop-out of blocker Davor Cebron, who got a back injury on warm-up. After trailing 1:2 the Tiroleans fought back. The attacks of Jimenez, Berger & Co got more efficiency, Gavan and Frances did a well blocking while sweeper Fred Laure demonstrated a keen defense performance. Besides setter Tamas Kaszap boosted his side out-variability. So Hypo Tirol forced the fifth set, which was won 15:7. The first away win in 2012/13.
Head Coach Stefan Chrtiansky: “It was the expected tight match. Finally our well-played attacks and blocks in the fourth and fifth set tipped the scales. In this case I’m very comfortable with the result. It’s not easy to win here.“
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