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Lokomotiv eliminate Trentino from title contention

Lokomotiv's players celebrate while Trentino's setter Donald Suxho regrets
Betim, Brazil, October 19, 2013 – Russia’s Lokomotiv Novosibirsk edged Italy’s Trentino Diatec 3-1 (25-27, 25-21, 26-24, 25-23) advancing to the title’s match of the FIVB Men’s Club World Championshio at Divino Braga Gymnasium of Saturday.

For the first time in the nine editions of the competition, an Italian team won’t be in the finals. Defending champions Trentino Diatec saw their streak of four titles in a row snapped by the powerful Russian club.

Lokomotiv held a 12-8 advantage in the blocking category, with the Cuban Oreol Camejo leading the charts with five.

Camejo was the top scorer of the winners with 17 points, followed by Pavel Moroz with 15. Lukas Divis and Anton Astashenkov contributed 12 and 10 respectively.
Trentino’s Tsvetan Sokolov had a match-high 21 points in the losing cause. Alexandre Ferreira was next with 15 while Filippo Lanza and Emanuele Birarelli finished with 11 and 10, respectively.

Four spikes by Sokolov and the big block by Filippo Lanza against Pavel Moroz gave Trentino the lead 8-6. Lokomotiv tied at 8-8 with spikes by Oreol Camejo and Moroz. At 15-all, Sokolov’s tip attempt was blocked by Artem Volvich. Lanza attacked from the back court to tie the score at 16. The big duel saw teams tied at 20-20. At 22-21 following a soft tip by Lukas Divis in a battle at the net, a red card was showed to Trentino’s setter Donald Sukho. The Italian club tied at 24 with the spike by Alexandre Ferreira following Suxho’s serve. Volvich and Camejo committed consecutive net violations to give Trentino the first set 27-25.

Two blocks by Camejo against Ferreira gave Lokomotiv a 4-2 margin in the second set. Trentino tied right away with attack and ace by Sokolov and Ferreira. Camejo and Moroz combined their spikes sending the Russian club to an 8-6 advantage. At 12-9, Ferreira parlayed attack and ace to close within one point. Then his serve sailed long and Sokolov’s attack went out of bounds. Lokomotiv led 16-13 at the second TTO and went on to take it 25-21.

In the third set, Trentino took an 8-5 lead following the block by Birarelli against Moroz and Sukho’s accurate volley landing in the middle of the opponent’s side. The Russian side recovered and tied at 11-all when Ferreira was blocked by Camejo. Burgsthaler’s attack sailed long and Lanza hit out of bounds for a 15-13 score. Then Volvich blocked Lanza for the three-point advantage of Lokomotiv at the second TTO. Sokolov’s spike off the block narrowed the gap to 23-22. Divis and Sokolov traded hits and Trentino tied at 24-all with an opponent error at the net. Then Divis attacked and Butko served a laser shot to close at 26-24.

Sebastian Sole and Sokolov contributed heavily to an 8-4 advantage of Trentino in the fourth set. At 8-5, Trentino scored three points in a row including one ace by Lanza. Lokomotiv cut the distance at 13-11 when Camejo blocked Ferreira. Again was Camejo blocking Sokolov this time to close in at 14-13. Trentino recovered to arrive into the second TTO leading 16-14.  Lokomotiv evened the score at 18-18 when Ferreira attacked too long following a positive spike by Nikolay Leonenko. Sokolov broke the evened score but Leonenko answered back. Volvich blocked Sokolov’s spike but the Bulgarian recovered to tie at 21. Birarelli scored on a quick set down the middle ann Lokomotiv called for time trailing 23-22. Camejo tied the score again and Sokolov attacked out of bounds for match point of Lokomotiv. Then Volvich blocked Sokolov for the set 25-23 and the win 3-1.


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