Betim, Brazil, October 20, 2016 - Italian Diatec Trentino nailed their second win at FIVB Men’s Club World Championship on Thursday and hence placed atop Pool B, after a well-played match against Argentina’s Bolívar finished 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19) for the current European vice-champions.
Czech opposite Jan Stokr headed the scoring list of the game with 19 points and Filippo Lanza escorted him with 14 shots. Monster-blocker Sebastián Solé also performed well for Trentino, with four stuffs out of his total of 10 points. For Bolívar, Australian Thomas Edgar and reserve wing-spiker Lucas Ocampo were the best scorers with 11 points each.
Both teams were among Wednesday winners, so it was a crucial match for Pool B fate. Trentino showed a better face on the first set, with young talent Simone Giannelli smartly handling all of the attackers of the team, and the theme was the same next, but Ocampo entered the court and had a decisive service streak to turn the scores (23-21) and create the tie.
Nevertheless, Bolívar couldn’t make use of the grasped set as Trentino went back with a fierce version, completely dominating the game from then on. After a unequal third set, Solé and fellow middle-blocker Daniele Mazzone pulled out firm blocks to break Bolívar and pass the baton to Stokr, who gave final shape to the victory.
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship Betim 2016 - Teams