CS Arcada Galați – Tricolorul LMV Ploiești 3:0 (29:27, 25:21, 25:16)
Tricolorul LMV Ploiești didn’t manage to make another comeback against CS Arcada Galați, as it happend in their last meeting on the shore of the Danube, in the first phase of the A1 Division, in February. Tricolorul LMV and CS Arcada have met Saturday in the third round of the final phase of the Championship.
After the tiebreak win against SCM U Craiova, at home, in almost two and a half hours, Tricolorul LMV was not as fresh as it wished, but the match could have gone either way if the outcome of the first set was different.
In the first set, CS Arcada got to a five points lead, 17:12, but Tricolorul LMV got back in the game, after an 11:5 run. And after it saved three set points, had its own set point, 27:26, though it couldn’t finish the set, CS Arcada winning with 29:27.
In the second set, Tricolorul LMV managed to come back after the hosts took a 10:6 lead, making the score even – 12:12. But, the team from Galați got once again in front, and the four points margin was, eventually, too big for Tricolorul LMV to turn. So, the hosts took the second set with 25:21 and got the victory in three, after winning the third set with 25:16.
Vargas finished with 16 points, Milivojevic added 11 points and Dushkov – 7 points. Vargas had 15 points from the attack (54%), while Milivojevic had 8 (53%). At reception, Skundric had 53% positive and 35% excellent, Milivojevic 44% pos./24% exc. and Voinea 36% pos./18% exc..
Venue: “Dunărea” Sports Hall, Galați; spectators: 800.
CS Arcada Galați: Nemanja Radovic, Caio De Pra Provenzano, Bojan Janic, Andrei Spînu, Filip Despotovski, Miroslav Gradinarov – Nikola Rosic. Substitute: Liviu Cristudor. Didn’t play: Mihai Dumitrache, Șerban Pașcan, Andrey Zhekov.
Coach: Nikolay Jeliazkov. Assistant coach: Marian Apostu.
Tricolorul LMV Ploiești: Jose Carrasco, Kostiantyn Riabukha, Florin Voinea, Daniel Vargas, Pavel Dushkov, Aleksandar Milivojevic – Goran Skundric. Substitutes: Hiroshi Centelles, Vladan Aleksic, Cosmin Ghimeș, Tudorel Farcaș. Didn’t play: Andrei Grigoraș, Kostiantyn Zhylinskyi.
Coach: Sergiu Stancu. Assistant coach: Mădălin Marinescu.
Referees: Silvian Lungu, Benone Vișan – Bucharest.
FRV superviser: Angeluș Cotoanță, Bucharest.