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CEV junior M: Cyprus takes gold at SCD finals, Luxembourg and Scotland complete podium

by WoV
source: cev.lu

On Saturday Cyprus eventually finished atop of the standings as the final round of the 2012 CEV Junior Volleyball European Championship – Small Countries Division – came to a close with a straightforward win over Northern Ireland, while Luxembourg claimed the silver medal ahead of hosts Scotland.

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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)   

Final standings   

1. Cyprus 
2. Luxembourg 
3. Scotland 
4. San Marino 
5. Northern Ireland 
6. Ireland   

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