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POL M: South coached by Antiga and Anastasi beat North in PlusLiga All-Star Game

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source: plusliga.pl; Photo: twitter.com/ONICO Warszawa

The best players, both local and foreign, of the Polish Men’s Volleyball Championship PlusLiga gathered at Tauron Arena in Kraków for the All-Star Game, or officially the Match of the Stars (Mecz Gwiazd).

All-Star Game

All-Star Game

For the first time since 2010, the third time overall, PlusLiga has organized the All-Star Game. It was a duel of the North versus South in which the South prevailed in straight sets, partially 25-21, 25-22, 15-11. The exhibition was designed to heat up volleyball fans in Kraków for the semifinals of the FIVB Club World Championship this weekend.

Before the main event, which was, of course, a volleyball game, a serving contest between the two teams has been held. Both sides consisted of five competitors who had three attempts to serve to the predetermined spot. The team from the North won by a 4-1, and the individual winner was Bartosz Gawryszewski (Espadon Szczecin), who made two points. Also, there was a competition named „Siatkarski Gwóźdź“ (Volleyball Spike). Wojciech Włodarczyk (ONICO Warszawa) won for the North leaving five players from each team behind him.

The roster of the North: LineupArtur Szalpuk, Michał Masny, Wojciech Włodarczyk, Łukasz Kaczmarek, Bartosz Gawryszewski, Andrzej Wrona, Damian Wojtaszek (libero); substitutionsPaweł Woicki, Jan Hadrava, Jakub Kochanowski, Tomasz Fornal, Bartosz Kwolek, Wojciech Grzyb, Dustin Watten (libero). Head coach: Piotr Gruszka, assistant coach: Mark Lebedew.

The roster of the South: LineupLukas Kampa, Hidalgo Oliva, Aleksander Śliwka, Marcin Możdżonek, Bartłomiej Lemański, Maciej Muzaj,Taichiro Koga (libero); substitutionsJakub Popiwczak (libero), Grzegorz Kosok, Jakub Jarosz, Jason DeRocco, Thibault Rossard, David Smith, Michał Kędzierski. Head coach: Stephane Antiga, assistant coach: Andrea Anastasi.

Individual prizes of the PlusLiga All-Star Game:

MVP of the North team – Wojciech Grzyb (Trefl Gdańsk)

MVP of the South team – Marcin Możdżonek (Asseco Resovia Rzeszów)

The Funniest Player – Andrzej Wrona (ONICO Warszawa)


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