Cyprus needed any win to claim their second SCD junior men’s title and was on easy street with a 25-11 first set score.
Northern Ireland then raised their game, and despite a 25-15 reversal in the second, pushed Cyprus all the way in the third set, eventually going down 25-23.
The Luxembourg vs. Scotland match closed out the championship with the silver medal at stake, and despite a gutsy performance from the Scots, Luxembourg had more options at the net and were able to expose weaknesses in the Scottish defence for a straight sets victory (25-16; 25-23; 25-18).
In the day’s other match, San Marino was triumphant over Ireland 3:0 (25-18; 25-16; 25-16).
The best players of the whole tournament were awarded as follows:
MVP: Lorenzo Benvenuti (San Marino)
Best Blocker: Chris Zuidberg (Luxembourg)
Best Libero: Nikolas Charalambides (Cyprus)
Best Receiver: Tycho Eichstaedt (Luxembourg)
Best Scorer: Georgios Moschovakis (Cyprus)
Best Server: Richard Surgenor (Northern Ireland)
Best Setter: Grant Gwynne (Scotland)
Best Spiker: Georgios Moschovakis (Cyprus)
4. San Marino
5. Northern Ireland