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Matt Anderson took one other step in direction of furthering his distance from the opposite American gamers because the probably the most adorned particular person within the CEV Champions League. With the final matches of pool play all going down Wednesday, Anderson helped Ziraat Bankasi declare first place in Pool A with seven kills, two blocks and two aces in a sweep of Olympiacos Piraeus. Ziraat is the one unbeaten group heading into playoffs.
That helped ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, which wanted a greater consequence than Olympiacos, to complete second place within the pool and advance. Dave Smith, making his return from a calf harm, fhad six kills and three blocks as ZAKSA pulled off a reverse sweep in opposition to Knack Roeselare. Erik Shoji handed 44 % positively and 28 % completely.
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów handed Itas Trentino its first defeat of the event, however that was not sufficient to qualify for the playoffs after its loss to Excursions final week. TJ DeFalco began the final three units of the five-set win, ending with 12 kills and two aces.
Halkbank Ankara wanted 5 units to beat winless Benfica, however that moved Micah Ma’a’s membership forward of Berlin Recycling Volleys and into second place in Pool C. Ma’a set Halkbank to a .388 hitting share and had a kill.
SVG Lüneburg began its first Champions League marketing campaign with two straight wins, however that was adopted by 4 consecutive losses and elimination. Matt Knigge had two kills and a block, whereas Gage Worsley put in a 38 and 15 % passing efficiency within the sweep by Jastrzębski Węgiel.
Aleksandar Nikolov put away six kills and hit .182 for Lube Civitanova, who claimed first place in Pool E with a sweep over Greenyard Maaseik.
Aaron Russell had 27 kills, a block and an ace for JT Thunders Hiroshima in a win over JTEKT Stings after which had 20 kills, a block and an ace in one other win over JTEKT the subsequent day.
Thomas Jaeschke had 14 kills, three blocks,and an ace for the Panasonic Panthers in a win over the Tokyo Nice Bears and the subsequent day had 13 kills and a block in one other win over the Nice Bears.
The Nippon Metal Sakai Blazers misplaced twice to the Nagoya Wolfdogs final weekend. Cole Hogland Wantanabe produced 4 kills and a block the primary match and two kills and three blocks the subsequent night time.
Josh Tuaniga set Indykpol AZS Olsztyn to a .255 hitting share whereas incomes a block and an ace in a loss to Jastrzębski Węgiel.
Shoji had 67 % constructive and 20 % good passes for ZAKSA in a sweep of PSG Stal Nysa. Smith had two kills.
DeFalco hit .400 on his technique to 13 kills, three blocks and an ace for Resovia in a win over Ślepsk Malow Suwałki.
Gabi Garcia had 10 kills and a block for Pallavolo Padova in a loss to Cisterna Volley.
Kyle Russell led Gioella Prisma Taranto with 16 kills and an ace in a four-set loss to Mint Vero Volley Monza. Jeff Jendryk added 5 kills, two aces and a block.
Nikolov didn’t play the entire match for Lube in a five-set win over Allianz Milano, ending with three kills and an ace.
Micah Christenson set Zenit Kazan to .452 and .360 assault efficiencies in wins over Shakhtar Soligorsk and Dynamo Moscow. He had a kill, a block, and an ace in opposition to Moscow.
Kazan claimed first place with a 3-1 win over Lokomotiv Novosibirsk through which Christenson had two kills, two blocks, and his group hit .292.
Ma’a set Halkbank to .333 hitting share and had a kill in a sweep of Spor Toto.
Anderson had 11 kills, a block and a match-high 5 aces for Ziraat in a sweep of Rams International Cizre Bld.
Daniel Wetter completed with eight kills, three blocks and an ace within the center for Paris in a four-set win over Toulouse.
Pat Gasman led all middles with 9 kills, three blocks and an ace for Chaumont, which misplaced to Plessis-Robinson in 5. Michael Marshman had 5 kills.
Quinn Isaacson’s Saint Nazaire hit .316 and he had a kill in a five-set loss to Montpellier. Jordan Ewert led with 17 kills, three aces and a block. Kyle Ensing had 18 kills, a block and an ace.
Kyle Dagostino handed 62 % positively and 46 % completely in Narbonne’s win over Arago de Sete.
Knigge had six kills and a block for SVG Lüneburg in a sweep of VC Bitterfeld-Woflen. Gage Worsely handed 54 % positively and 15 % good. Matt Slivinsky earned a kill in restricted motion.
Cody Kessell had a block for Berlin in a sweep of VfB Friedrichshafen.
Austin Matautia led TSV Haching Munich with 17 kills, three blocks and an ace in a five-set loss to Baden Volleys SSC Karlsruhe.
Austin Wilmot hit .800 on his technique to 4 kills and two blocks as Itambe Minas beat Volei Renata in 5.
Arentina main scorer Brandon Rattray led all gamers with 14 kills, two blocks and two aces as UPCN swept Membership Social y Deportivo Defensores de Banfield.
Tim McIntosh handed 63 % positively and 37 % completely as Hypo Tirol Volley beat Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel in 4.
Felix Egharevba had 9 kills and 7 blocks for Raison Loimu in a win over Karelian Hurmos.
Greg Petty led Hurrikaani-Loimaa with 10 kills and two aces in a loss to Kokkolan Tiikerit. Troy Gooch handed 62 % positively and 38 % completely. Petty returned with 14 kills, two aces and a block in a sweep of VaLePa. Gooch turned in a 62 and 23 % passing efficiency.
Colin Lovejoy completed with 4 kills, two blocks and an ace for Kyky-Betset in a loss to Kokkolan Tiikerit.
Michael Michelau earned 15 kills, three blocks, and two aces for Savo Volley in a five-set defeat to Karelian Hurmos. He got here again with 12 kills and three blocks in a victory over the Vantaa Geese.
Corey Chavers led A.O. Foinikas Sirou with 14 kills and an ace in a straight-sets defeat to AOP Kifisias.
Cameron Eager performed the entire match for Athlos Orestiadas and produced a kill in a loss to Olympiacos.
Tommy Carmody had a kill and a block whereas Spencer Olivier chipped in a kill for CEZ Karlovarsko in a defeat to Kladno.
Cole Gillis led Lycurgus with 21 kills, three blocks an ace in a win over Simplex SSS. Kyle McCauley was proper behind with 15 kills. Cole Bogner set the group to a .349 hitting share.
James Norris scored on six kills and an ace for Chênois Genève in a five-set loss to Concordia Volley Lucerne. Dennis Del Valle handed 78 % positively and 40 % completely.