31 January 2023

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France: Narbonne, Sète and Chaumont win the only three matches of a decimated Round 14

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It should have been played
entirely tonight Round 14 of the French Ligue A but, due to the coronavirus, 4 out of 7 matches have been postponed until further notice.
In Narbonne, the home team, led by Rafael Araujo (top scorer and MVP of the match with 29 points including 3 aces and a block, and 52% in attack) won at the tie break against Poitiers, who wasted interesting advantages both in the second (15-18 and 21-22) and in the third set (16-20 and 21-23).
But both teams were reworked: for Narbonne the two starting outside-hitters Zanotti and Bassereau were on the bench, while Poitiers had a scoresheet with only 9 players (and a probable fine of 1000 euros) of which only 1 real outside-hitter (with Greek middle-blocker Voulkidis used as outside-hitter), due to Penchev’s departure, Poglajen’s shoulder injury (out 1 month) and positivity at covid of Elsafy.

Despite several attempt, defending champions Cannes of the new coach Matijasevic can’t get out from the crisis, overwhelmed by a Sète led by an almost perfect Karlitzek (MVP of the match with 18 points, 72% in attack, 2 blocks and 3 aces). The debut of the new setter Batak, the return of the starting setter Gelinski (from the 3rd set), the debut of the new opposite never announced Wendt (only 27% in attack and 0% efficiency on 11 attacks) did not bring any benifit, with only 47 points scored in 3 sets.

| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

After 2 consecutive losses Chaumont returned to the victory: 3-0 to a bad Cambrai (2 points for the new signing Mitrasinovic) who made 27 direct errors in 3 sets!

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🏐| LIGUE A 2021/22Journée 14 – Round 14

Wednesday | December 29, 2021

• Narbonne – Poitiers 3-2 (17:25, 27:25, 25:23, 24:26, 15:10)

• Cannes – Sète 0-3 (17:25, 19:25, 11:25)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

• Chaumont – Cambrai 3-0 (25:18, 25:19, 25:20)

NOT AVAIBLE

• Montpellier – Tourcoing POSTPONED
• Nantes Rezé – Paris POSTPONED
• Toulouse – Plessis-Robinson POSTPONED
• Nice – Tours POSTPONED

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🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)

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🏐| NEXT ROUNDJournée 15 – Round 15

Tuesday | January 4, 2022
• Narbonne – Nice
• Sète – Nantes Rezé POSTPONED
• Cambrai – Cannes
• Paris – Chaumont
• Poitiers – Montpellier
• Tourcoing – Toulouse
• Tours – Plessis-Robinson POSTPONED

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