Knack Roeselare has taken tonight a huge step towards the 2022/23 CEV Cup title by winning in just 3 sets the first final match played in Italy.
The Belgians defeated the hosts Valsa Group Modena with the score of 0-3 (21:25, 23:25, 21:25).
Despite pushing Roeselare to their limits in each set, Modena was unable to secure a victory, as the rivals were absolutely better in the decisive moments of the game.
The first two sets were closely contested, with the visiting side managing to stay ahead.
In the second set, Modena came incredibly close to catching up to the rivals, with the score at 23-24, but the Belgians ultimately were able to prevail.
In the third set, Modena seemed to have lost some of their fear to win, and they were not chasing Roeselare as they did in the previous two sets. However, with a score of 21-25, Roeselare took a clear 0-3 win and is now in a much better position for the rematch, who will play next Wednesday in front of their home fans.
Adis Lagumdžija in Modena’s jersey was the top scorer of the match, with 22 points through 59% attack, 1 ace, and 1 block point, while Pablo Koukartsev was the most efficient player for the winners, scoring 17 points through 52% attack, 1 ace, and 1 block.
Statistically, Roeselare performed slightly better on the block, emerging victorious with three winning blocks to Modena’s two. Meanwhile, the team of Modena performed slightly better in attack, with 43 winning spikes to 41 for Roeselare, along with three aces for Modena and one for Roeselare…
🏐| 2022/23 CEV CUP FINAL
FIRST LEG | Wednesday | March 29, 2023
• 20.30 Local Time)| Valsa Group Modena (ITA) – Knack Roeselare (BEL) 0-3 (21:25, 23:25, 21:25)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
SECOND LEG | Wednesday | April 5, 2023
• 20.30 Local Time)| Knack Roeselare (BEL) – Valsa Group Modena (ITA) 0-3 (25:27, 22:25, 23:25) GOLDEN SET: 9-15