Tricolorul LMV Ploiești – ACS Bravol Brașov 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-20)
Tricolorul LMV Ploiești ended the preliminary round with a win in straight sets, today, against Bravol Brașov.
The coaching staff of Tricolorul LMV, Marian Anton and Răzvan Șerban, started the match with Mădălin Marinescu, Bogdan Mehedințeanu, Sergiu Marinca, Răzvan Purice, Răzvan Bogdan, Ion Velicu and Alexandru Călin – libero. Also played Mihai Lazăr (introduced from first set) and Ioan Andrei (at the end of second set). On the roster were also Mihai Adam, Adrian Grigore.
Tricolorul LMV claimed the first set after going from 8-5 to 18-8, with a concludent play, winning the act with 25-12.
After being just a sparring partner in the opening act, Bravol Brașov became more confident, after a few mistakes made by the hosts. But, after five point in a row made at 13-14, Tricolorul LMV captured the second set with 25-21.
In the third act, the team from Ploiești started very well, having 5-0 and 8-2. After that it was just a matter of time until the end of the set, won by Tricolorul LMV with 25-20.
For Tricolorul LMV it was the fourth victory of the season at home in straight sets and the 7th overall from eight matches played on the home court. With 34 points, Tricolorul LMV finished the first phase of the championship on the second place and in the first round of the playoff will meet Rapid Bucharest, the team from the 7th place.
1st Set: 2-1, 5-2, 6-5, 8-5, 10-6, 14-7, 18-8, 20-9, 22-11, 25-12.
2nd Set: 0-1, 3-1, 3-3, 7-5, 7-7, 9-10, 11-11, 13-12, 13-14, 18-14, 19-16, 21-16, 22-18, 23-20, 25-21.
3rd Set: 5-0, 5-2, 8-2, 9-4, 10-6, 12-8, 14-10, 16-12, 18-14, 19-16, 22-18, 24-19, 25-20.