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The start of the skilled season in most international locations is accompanied by varied Supercup matches that historically pair the winners of the league from the earlier season in opposition to champions of that nation’s cup competitors from final yr.
Micah Christenson and Zenit Kazan received the Russian Supercup every week in the past in opposition to Dynamo Moscow. This previous week noticed three main Supercup competitions happen. Sir Security Perugia received the four-team Italian SuperCoppa on November 1 when it defeated Lube Civitanova in 5 units. Italy takes the winners of the league and cup competitions in addition to the following prime two groups from the league the yr earlier than to have semifinals and a closing to find out its SuperCoppa champion. There have been two different Supercup matches that includes American gamers on November 1 and three in Turkey and Poland, respectively.
Matt Anderson and Ziraat Bankasi performed Micah Ma’a and Halkbank Ankara for the second time this season. Halkbank claimed a five-set victory on the primary day of the Turkish season, however Anderson’s 18 factors helped Ziraat earn the 22-25, 31-29, 25-19, 25-23 victory and the membership’s first trophy of the season. Anderson had 14 kills and 4 blocks with a .448 assault effectivity. Ma’a set Halkbank to a .336 hitting proportion and had a block and an ace.
The Polish Supercup pitted two acquainted foes in opposition to one another, ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle confronted Jastrzębski Węgiel in a a rematch of final yr’s Champions League closing, the final three PlusLiga finals, the final two Supercup matches, and the earlier 4 Polish Cup finals.
After dropping the primary two units, ZAKSA rallied for a 20-25, 24-26, 31-29, 25-19, 15-12 victory. Dave Smith hit .400 and had 5 kills. Erik Shoji handed 59 p.c positively and 29 p.c completely. Bartosz Bednorz was the MVP with 25 factors. Tomasz Fornal matched him with 25 factors for Jastrzębski Węgiel. That is ZAKSA’s third Supercup title.
CEV Cup: Kyle Dagostino and Narbonne have been get rid of after they dropped the return leg to Nantes Reze 25-17, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23. Dagostino posted a 44 and 31 p.c passing efficiency.
CEV Problem Cup: Jaylen Jasper performed the primary two units for Spartak Subotica of Serbia in its 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 win over Forde VBK. The rookie from Pepperdine led his workforce with 12 kills and an ace and a .526 hitting proportion. Spartak superior to the following spherical and can face Fonte Bastardo of Portugal.
Jake Hanes had eight kills, two blocks and two aces for Cuprum Lubin in a 25-20, 25-15, 26-24 defeat to undefeated Trefl Gdańsk.
Josh Tuaniga began at setter for Indykpol AZS Olsztyn, however was subbed out within the third set. Olsztyn pulled out a 16-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 17-15 victory in opposition to PSG Stal Nysa. Tuaniga set his workforce to a .314 hitting proportion within the two units he accomplished.
After successful the Supercup, ZAKSA fielded a workforce with out its beginning setter, reverse and out of doors hitter. The outcome was a 24-26, 25-22, 25-23, 25-21 defeat to newly promoted Actual Methods Hemarpol Częstochowa. Smith scored on 4 kills, two blocks and two aces. Shoji handed 38 p.c positively and 19 p.c completely.
Micah Christenson led Zenit Kazan to a 23-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-20 win over Yenisei Krasnoyarsk within the quarterfinals of the Russian Cup. Christenson set Kazan to a .405 hitting proportion whereas scoring on three kills and three blocks. The groups play the return leg on November 11.
The 2 groups that includes American gamers, Gioella Prisma Taranto and Pallavolo Padova, squared off on November 5 with each golf equipment making an attempt to select up their first win. Padova had but to win a set and Taranto narrowly misplaced to Trentino, the defending champions, in a tiebreak final weekend. Padova, powered by Italian Davide Gardini, the BYU standout, got here again from a three-point deficit within the fifth set to win 25-22, 15-25, 20-25, 25-18, 18-16.
Gardini had 12 kills and 4 blocks. Gabi Garcia completed with six kills however hit minus .095 to go together with three blocks, together with on Kyle Russell on match level. Russell had seven kills, two blocks and an ace with a .050 assault effectivity for Taranto. Teammate Jeff Jendryk posted 9 kills and two blockst.
Aaron Russell and Thomas Jaeschke and their respective groups went 2-0. Russell’s JT Thunders Hiroshima beat the Tokyo Nice Bears. Russell had 18 kills, 4 aces and two blocks in a 25-20, 18-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-19 victory. The following day he had 20 kills and an ace in a 25-17, 27-25, 24-26, 25-23 victory
Jaeschke had seven blocks, an ace and 11 kills for the Panasonic Panthers in a 30-28, 25-17, 25-14 victory over VC Nagano. The following day he had 15 kills and a block in a 25-19, 26-24, 25-20 sweep.
Micah Ma’a set Halkbank Ankara to a .462 assault effectivity in a 25-18, 25-18, 32-30 choice over Rams International Cizre Bld. Ma’a had three aces and two kills. Earvin N’Gapeth led Halkbank with 16 factors.
Ziraat Bankasi adopted up its Supercup victory with a 25-15, 25-23, 25-16 win at Bursa Metropolitan as Anderson hit .389 on his strategy to 10 kills and an ace.
Daniel Wetter and Paris misplaced to Toulouse as Wetter had six kills, three blocks and a .600 hitting proportion. Colton Cowell was used as an alternative within the third set and handed 50 p.c positively and 50 p.c good.
Chaumont remained undefeated with a four-set win over Poitiers. Joe Worsley set Chaumont to a .414 assault effectivity and had a kill. Dan McDonnell had seven kills and two blocks. He hit .636 with out an error. Pat Gasman hit minus .125 however led the match with 4 blocks and had a kill and an ace. Michael Marshman subbed within the fourth set however didn’t rating.
Narbonne remains to be the one winless workforce in Ligue A after a 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 20-25, 16-14 loss to saint-Jean d’Illac. Kyle Dagostino handed 57 p.c positively and 30 p.c completely.
Quinn Isaacson was again for Saint Nazaire breaking his hand earlier than the season began. He got here off the bench within the fourth set of a 25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-8 defeat to Nantes Reze. Kyle Ensing completed with 14 kills and an ace for Saint Nazaire. Teammate Jordan Ewert contributed 11 kills, hitting .357.
There was a full lineup of Bundesliga fixtures in the midst of the week and the German Cup spherical of 16 over the weekend.
Center Ian Parrish had a block within the center for FT 1844 Freiburg in a 25-22, 25-18, 25-22 loss to VC Bitterfeld-Wolfen.
Cody Kessel got here off the bench within the third set for the Berlin Recycling Volleys in a 25-10, 25-20, 25-15 dismantling of Netzhoppers Ok.W. Bestensee with a kill on three makes an attempt with two errors.
Austin Matautia led TSV Haching Munich with 13 kills and a .367 hitting proportion in a 25-20, 25-14, 25-21 defeat to ASV Dachau and led his workforce with 79 p.c constructive and 43 p.c good passes. Simon Gallas, a German who performed at USC, had 12 kills and a block for Dachau.
Ryan Manoogian’s WWK Volleys Herrsching membership swept SVG Lüneburg as Matt Knigge completed with 5 kills and a block whereas Blake Leeson added three kills and two blocks. Gage Worsley handed 40 p.c positively and 10 p.c completely. Matt Slivinski got here off the bench within the second set for Lüneburg, however didn’t rating.
JT Hatch was used as a passing substitute within the third, fourth, and fifth units for Helios Grizzlys Giesen in a 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 18-25, 16-14 loss to SWD powervolleys Düren. He didn’t rating however handed 50 p.c of his receptions positively.
Knigge and Leeson have been SVG Lüneburg’s main scorers in a 25-21, 25-17, 25-15 victory over Baden Volleys SSC Karlsruhe within the German Cup. Knigge led with six kills, 4 blocks and two aces. Leeson added seven kills, two aces and a block. Slivinsky began the third set, ending with 5 kills on seven makes an attempt with a .571 assault effectivity. Worsley handed 31 p.c positively and 19 p.c completely.
In an unlucky drawing of heaps, Berlin and VfB Friedrichshafen have been paired within the German Cup spherical of 16. One in all these two golf equipment has received the cup 9 of the final 10 years (and the Bundesliga title yearly since 1998). In what may have simply been the ultimate, Berlin defeated Friedrichshafen 25-20-22-25, 26-28, 25-19, 15-13. Kessel was used as an alternative within the closing three units and had a kill in his solely swing.
Hatch bought the beginning for Giesen within the German Cup match in opposition to Matautia and Munich. He completed with 10 kills and an ace, hitting .667 with out an assault error. Matautia hit .500 on his strategy to 4 kills and a block as Giesen received 25-15, 25-11, 25-16.
Frieburg defeated Kriftel 25-18, 25-21, 25-20 within the German Cup. No stats have been obtainable.
Savo Volley fell to TUTO Volley in 4 units. Savo’s Michael Michelau had 12 kills and a block.
Troy Gooch continues to be the top-performing libero within the Finnish Mestaruusliigafor Hurrikaani-Loimaa. In a sweep of Kyky-Betset hee handed 89 p.c positively and 56 p.c completely with no errors in reception. Greg Petty had 9 kills and two blocks with a .368 hitting proportion. Colin Lovejoy put away three kills and two blocks within the center for Kyky-Betset.
A.O. Kalamata 80 earned its first win in any competitors this season with a 29-27, 26-24, 25-22 choice over AOP Kifisias. Matt West set Kalamata to a .429 hitting proportion and had a kill. Ryan Coenen had 16 kills, hitting .452, and handed 52 p.c positively.
Grant Marocchi and Patrick Ross each scored 11 factors every for
Brno had a four-set win over Benátky N.J. and Grant Marocchi completed with seven kills, three blocks and an ace and Patrick Ross posted 9 kills, one block and an ace.
Tommy Carmody had 4 kills and three blocks for CEZ Karlovarsko in a 24-26, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23 loss to Kladno. Spencer Olivier got here off the bench within the second set and completed with 4 kills and two blocks.
Jordan Kerkvliet was used as a serving sub within the second set for Odolena Voda in a 21-25, 25-21, 27-25, 20-25, 15-8 win in opposition to Dukla Liberec however didn’t rating.
Hypo Tirol began sturdy however was taken to the brink of defeat by Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel. Tim McIntosh handed 42 p.c positively and 33 p.c good with 5 reception errors in a 25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 18-25, 15-12 win.
Jasper didn’t begin for Spartak Subotica, however was used as an alternative within the first two units earlier than beginning the third and fourth. He scored on eight kills and a block in a four-et loss to Radnicki.
Chênois Genève remained unbeaten with a four-set win over Volley Schönenwerd. Dennis Del Valle handed 85 p.c of his receptions positively. James Norris was used as an alternative within the first two units and didn’t rating.