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Trentino Diatec and Rabita Baku to defend their thrones

 
Trentino Diatec will be looking for a four-peat at the Men's FIVB Club World Championship on Friday night
 

Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2012 – Men’s three-time defending champions Trentino Diatec and women’s Rabita Baku earned the right to battle as reigning monarchs of the FIVB Club World Championships after both teams claimed one-sided semifinal victories at the Aspire Zone Hall in Doha on Thursday.

Trentino Diatec completely subdued Zenit Kazan of Russia in straight sets with the combined effort of Jan Stokr and Osmany Juantorena as the star players of the match. It was a well deserved victory for an Italian based team who displayed high-quality volleyball during the three sets against an opponent that seemed out of sync for the whole match.

In Friday action, they will play at 19:00 against Sada Cruzeiro of Brazil who edged PGE Skra Belchatow of Poland in a dramatic five-setter in the other men’s semifinal.

On the other hand, Rabita Baku beat Fenerbahce of Turkey with a convincing performance from scoring-machine Madelaynne Montaño. The team based in Azerbaijan will clash for the 2012 crown against Brazil’s Sollys Nestle at 17:00.

The Brazilian club overwhelmed Lancheras de Cataño of Puerto Rico in consecutive sets. Sollys finished second in 2012 and placed third last year - the first time a Brazilian women’s club didn’t figure in the finals.

In the bronze medal matches, Fenerbahce will meet Lancheras at 10:00 followed by the contest between Zenit Kazan and PGE Skra Belchatow at 15:00.

Trentino Diatec 3, Zenit Kazan 0
Three-time defending champions Trentino Diatec of Italy earned the chance to defend their men’s crown after demolishing Zenit Kazan of Russia in straight sets (25-14, 25-20, 25-14) in their semifinal match. Trentino Diatec out-blocked the opponents 10-1 and also held a 6-3 advantage in the service winners charts.

Jan Stokr was the main scorer of the winners with 19 points, 18 of them with his spikes. Osmany Juantorena finished with three aces and two blocks among his 17 points while Matey Kaziyski and Mitar Tzourits registered 11 and 8 points with Tzourits recording three blocks. Zenit Kazan’s Maxim Mikhaylov had 11 points in the subpar performance of his side.

Sada Cruzeiro 3, PGE Skra Belchatow 2
Sada Cruzeiro of Brazil booked their ticket in the men’s final match by scoring a thrilling five-set victory (25-22, 23-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-9) over Poland’s PGE Skra Belchatow. The winners held a 7-2 advantage in aces while the defeated side was better in the blocking category 11-6.

Douglas Cordeiro led Sada Cruzeiro with 15 points followed by Marcos Leal’s 11 tallies. Felipe Ferraz and Mauricio Borges each had 10 points while Wallace de Souza and Yadier Sanchez contributed 9 apiece. Aleksandar Atanasijevic topped all the scorers of the match with 29 points, including four blocks while Michal Winiarski and Mariusz Wlazly added 14 and 13 respectively.

Rabita Baku 3, Fenerbahce 0
Defending champions Rabita Baku advanced to the women’s title contest following their crushing victory over Fenerbahce in straight sets (25-18, 25-20, 25-16). The team based in Azerbaijan built a 12-5 advantage in blocks led by Foluke Akinradewo and Natasa Krsmanovic who totaled 4 and 3 respectively.

Madelaynne Montaño topped all the scorers with a tournament-high 22 points, including two blocks. The Colombian attacker was followed by Germany’s Angelina Hubner-Grun with 10 points, including two aces. Brazil’s Paula Pequeno topped Fenerbahce with 14 points while Berenika Okuniewska and Mari Steinbrecher added 9 and 8 points respectively.

Sollys Nestle 3, Lancheras de Cataño 0
Sollys Nestle qualified to the women’s gold medal match by scoring a straight-set win over Lancheras de Cataño of Puerto Rico. The line-score was 25-15, 25-13, 25-15. Both coaches gave playing opportunities to each one of his players during the lopsided match. The winners led 8-6 in blocks and 8-2 in aces.

Thaisa Menezes spearheaded Sollys Nestle with 10 points, including two blocks and two aces, while Adenizia Silva scored three blocks and finished with nine tallies. Sheilla Castro and Jaqueline Carvalho contributed with 8 and 7 respectively. Yarimar Rosa topped Lancheras with 8 points and Jessica Jones finished with 7 points, including a match-high four blocks.

Men’s competition

Top scorers by day
22 – Reda Haikal of Zamalek v PGE Skra Belchatow 13-10-12
25 – Wallace de Souza of Sada Cruzeiro v Al Rayyan 14-10-12
22 – Matt Anderson of Zenit Kazan v PGE Skra Belchatow 15-10-12
32 – Wallace de Souza of Sada Cruzeiro v Trentino Diatec 16-10-12
19 – Aleksandar Atanasijevic of PGE Skra Belchatow v Al Arabi 17-10-12
29 – Aleksandar Atanasijevic of PGE Skra Belchatow v Sada Cruzeiro 18-10-12

Top scoring performances

32 – Wallace de Souza of Sada Cruzeiro v Trentino Diatec 16-10-12
29 – Aleksandar Atanasijevic of PGE Skra Belchatow v Sada Cruzeiro 18-10-12
25 – Wallace de Souza of Sada Cruzeiro v Al Rayyan 14-10-12
23 – Christian Pampel of Al Arabi v Zenit Kazan 14-10-12
22 – Reda Haikal of Zamalek v PGE Skra Belchatow 13-10-12
22 – Matt Anderson of Zenit Kazan v PGE Skra Belchatow 15-10-12

Top blocking performances
6 – Emanuele Birarelli of Trentino Diatec v Al-Rayyan 13-10-12
6 – Emanuele Birarelli of Trentino Diatec v Sada Cruzeiro 16-10-12
4 – Several players

Top serving performances
6 – Wallace de Souza of Sada Cruzeiro v Trentino Diatec 16-10-12
4 – Yosleyder Cala of PGE Skra Belchatow v Zenit Kazan 15-10-12
4 – Georgi Bratoev of Al-Rayyan v Tigres de Nuevo Leon 16-10-12
3 – Several players

Highest scoring sets
31-29 Al-Arabi v Zenit Kazan (3er set) 14-10-12
28-26 PGE Skra Belchatow v Zamalek (3er set) 13-10-12
27-25 PGE Skra Belchatow v Zamalek (1st set) 13-10-12
27-25 Sada Cruzeiro v PG Skra Belchatow (3er set) 18-10-12

Highest scoring matches
232 – Trentino Diatec d Sada Cruzeiro 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 19-25, 21-19) 16-10-12
218 – Sada Cruzeiro d PGE Skra Belchatow 3-2 (25-21. 23-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-9) 18-10-12
205 – PGE Skra Belchatow d Zenit Kazan 3-2 (21-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-19, 15-10) 15-10-12
204 – Trentino Diatec d Al-Rayyan 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 15-9) 13-10-12

Women’s competition

Top scorers by day
18 – Yarimar Rosa of Lancheras de Cataño v Kenya Prisons 13-10-12
17 – Sheilla Castro of Sollys Nestle v Bohai Bank 14-10-12
20 – Fernanda Rodrigues of Sollys Nestle v Rabita Baku 15-10-12
20 – Sanja Starovic of Rabita Baku v Bohai Bank 16-10-12
13 – Seda Tokatlioglu of Fenerbahce v Kenya Prisons 17-10-12
22 – Madelaynne Montaño of Rabita Baku v Fenerbahce 18-10-12

Top scoring performances
22 – Madelaynne Montaño of Rabita Baku v Fenerbahce 18-10-12
20 – Fernanda Rodrigues of Sollys Nestle v Rabita Baku 15-10-12
20 – Sanja Starovic of Rabita Baku v Bohai Bank 16-10-12
18 – Yarimar Rosa of Lancheras de Cataño v Kenya Prisons 13-10-12

Top blocking performances
6 – Foluke Akinradewo of Rabita Baku v Bohai Bank 16-10-12
5 – Shanon Torregrosa of Lancheras de Cataño v Kenya Prisons 13-10-12
5 – Seda Tokatlioglu of Fenerbahce v Kenya Prisons 17-10-12
4 – Several players

Top serving performances
4 – Diana Khisa ov Kenya Prisons v Lancheras de Cataño 13-10-12
4 – Dobriana Rabadzhieva of Rabita Baku v Bohai Bank 16-10-12
3 – Angelina Hubner-Grun of Rabita Baku v Sollys Nestle 15-10-12
3 – Elif Onur of Fenerbahce v Lancheras de Cataño 15-10-12

Highest scoring sets
25-23 Kenya Prisons v Lancheras de Cataño (2nd set) 13-10-12
25-23 Lancheras de Cataño v Kenya Prisons (4th set) 13-10-12

Highest scoring matches
184 – Lancheras de Cataño d Kenya Prisons 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23) 13-10-12


 





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