ROESELARE asked for a first time-out as the score stood at 7:2 for the home side of ACH Volley in the opening set; the guests were having problems in reception but that stop did not help much, as some blocks contributed by Milan Rasic, Alen Sket and Matej Vidic widened the gap (14:5). Knack substituted setter Stijn D’Hulst with Ryan Ammerman and some good serving of Hendrik Tuerlinckx reduced a bit the deficit (18:11). Home mentor Igor Kolakovic stopped the game at 22:18 as Knack was performing well in defense; his players got the right boost and a block of Rasic sealed the deal at 25-20.
ACH Volley profited of many Belgian mistakes to go up 8:5 in set 2 but Knack drew level at 9 all with the help of youngster Sam Deroo. Unfortunately for the few Belgian supporters in attendance at “Tivoli” sports hall, ACH Volley got a margin of 3 and sped up to go for the 2:0 (25-17).
The home side went quickly up 6:2 in the third set but this margin vanished a few moments later as Knack fought back with strong serving of Tuerlinckx. The score stayed close up to the end before Klemen Cebulj showed off his quality to take ACH Volley into the semis of the CEV Cup.