#CoupedeFrance: Tours come back 2 sets against Toulouse and is the last semi-finalist.
Tours risks elimination by surprise, but under 0-2 manages to make a great comeback on Toulouse and is the last team qualified for the Final Four of the French Cup after Chaumont, Narbonne and Rennes.
In this match Tours had two faces: the first below expectations, with lot of errors. Toulouse had control of everything, including video challenges that turned in their favor on the first two sets. Each time to give a set ball. Result: Toulouse led 2-0 and there was nothing wrong in this score.
But Tours had the benefit of rest, when they were up against a wall. Without any doubt, they returned to the field with a completely different face, more successful in almost all areas of play, service, reception and block.
Egleskalns was the top scorer of the match with 28 points, while Van Rekom contributed with 17, Chinenyeze with 14 and Husaj with 14, despite an ankle problem that penalized him in the first two sets. Great performance also for Teryomenko, who scored 7 blocks!
In Toulouse, Jorna scored 18 points, Corteggiani 13 and Demyanenko 12, including 4 aces.
The draw for the semi-final matches is scheduled for Friday, while the Final Four will be played on March 9th and 10th with seat still to be defined.
Chaumont – Nice 3-0 (25:22, 25:17, 25:15)
Nantes – Narbonne 1-3 (23:25, 25:21, 22:25, 22:25)
Poitiers – Rennes 1-3 (25:21, 20:25, 17:25, 28:30)
Tours – Toulouse 3-2 (26:28, 23:25, 25:22, 25:17, 15:12)