Rennes – Chaumont 1-3 (23:25, 17:25, 25:19, 21:25)
Rennes: Tavares 3, Delgado 8, K. Georgiev 3, Van den Dries 15, Baranek 20, Duquette (L); Iotefa 0, Bouleau 0, Prevert 2. Non entrati: Bernard, Le Gars. Coach: Matijasevic.
Chaumont: Saeta 6, M. Patak 6, Averill 15, Winkelmuller 21, Atanasov 9, Fernandez 6, Bann (L); K. West 0, B. Geiler 2, Ben Tara 2, M. Repak 0. Non entrato: K. Rodriguez. Coach: Prandi.
What a volley show that was played today in Tours! In the first semi-final, Chaumont wins after a battle lasting 4 sets. Chaumont had a 2-0 lead, but Rennes did not give up, winning the third set and leading part of the fourth, in a desperate attempt to prolong the game and tear a tie break that did not come, thanks too a good turn at the service of Saeta and a winning block of Averill, which allowed Chaumont to conquer (deservedly) the final!
So, Chaumont will play tomorrow his second consecutive French Cup final: a new opportunity for the team led by Silvano Prandi to try to win the competition for the first time.
Baranek’s great performance (20 points, 57% in attack, 2 blocks and 2 aces) was not enough for Rennes to make up for the opaque Van den Dries. In Chaumont good performance of Winkelmuller (21 points, 56% in attack and 1 block) deployed in place of Ben Tara. Averill’s numbers are also excellent: 15 points, 86% in attack. and 3 winning blocks.
Tours – Narbonne 3-2 (25:23, 23:25, 19:25, 25.21, 15:11)
Tours: Trinidad De Haro 4, Van Rekom 8, Teryomenko 8, Egleskalns 15, Wounembaina 13, Chinenyeze 11, Henno (L); Capet 0, Husaj 6, Stahl 1. Non entrati: Nevot, Nicole. Coach: Duflos.
Narbonne: Jaumel 5, Zanotti 22, Sol 8, Baroti 8, Lecat 15, Vigil 8, Duée (L); Keturakis 0, Ameur, Manuohalalo 6. Coach: G. Falasca.
In the second semi-final instead the favorite of Tours wins, but with a lot of effort! The home team had to make a super comeback because Narbonne led 2-1, and they needed 5 sets to reach Chaumont in the final! Really congratulations to Narbonne, which however managed to brush the coup, playing a really fantastic game, despite the leaving of Baroti in the second set due to a shoulder injury.
Coupe de France 🏆
Results and programm:
Rennes Volley 35 – Chaumont Volley Ball 52 1-3 (23:25, 17:25, 25:19, 21:25) — PHOTOGALLERY —
Narbonne Volley – Tours Volley Ball 2-3 (23:25, 25:23, 25:19, 21:25, 11:15) — PHOTOGALLERY —
Tomorrow March, 10
Final for the third place: Rennes-Narbonne