The home team totally dominated the scene tonight at “Palais des Victoires” and with another win next week in Germany RC CANNES would claim a spot for the 1/8 finals with still two legs to go before completion of the League Round.
The first ball was tossed by Gérard Bourrat, a native of Cannes and former marathon runner, who – after battling with cancer – has climbed to the top of the Mount Everest a couple of times.
His personality stands out as a real proof that everything is possible in life and he was loudly cheered by some 3’000 fans in attendance tonight at “Palais des Victoires”.
RC CANNES caught a great start in the opening set (5:0, 8:3, 11:3) and the home heroines did not slow their pace down stamping a massive 25-11 on the scoreboard.
SCHWERINER SC claimed the lead for the first time at the beginning of set 2 (2:3) but RC CANNES rapidly turned the score around (7:3) to wrap it up pretty quickly (16:10, 25-14) by profiting of the many mistakes committed by the guests.
The plot of the game did not change much in set 3 (8:5, 16:9) and RC CANNES could celebrate a well deserved 3:0 victory in less than one hour of play.
Nadia Centoni paced RC CANNES tonight with 16 points well supported by Tetyana Kozlova with 11 and Tina Lipicer Samec (10).