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CEV CC M: Politechnika delights home fans in Warsaw

by WoV
source: cev.lu

Warszawa, Poland, February 22, 2012. Poland’s Politechnika WARSZAWSKA scored this late afternoon a home win (3:1, 31-29, 20-25, 27-25, 25-19) to edge Ukraine’s Lokomotyv KHARKIV in the 1/4 finals of the 2012 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Men.

Politechnika delights home fans in Warsaw

Politechnika delights home fans in Warsaw

Lokomotyv started strong going up 18:12 in the opening set with solid attacks and blocks, but the home side gradually found momentum to get back on track and eventually pocket set 1 at 31-29. 

Pawel Mikolajczak dictated the pace of the game in set 2 for WARSZAWSKA but Lokomotyv was able to fight back with great services of Mykola Rudnytskiy.

The Ukrainian players controlled the game quite comfortably and could eventually go for the provisional 1:1 (25-20). 

Lokomotyv opened with a 3:0 mini break in set 3 before Wojciech Zalinski and Mikolajczak drew level at 9 all.

That set was then highly contested and eventually the home fans could celebrate the final 27-25 for the home guys. 

Politechnika stormed out to a 6:0 in set 4 and showed great consistency, playing with absolute confidence and could eventually seal the deal (25-19) waiting now for the return game scheduled for next week in Ukraine.

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