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07/11/2018 23:00
Barkom-Kazhany LVIV start off #CEVCupM with a victory in five sets
2019 CEV Volleyball Cup - Men

Lviv, Ukraine, November 7, 2018. The Lviv-based Volleyball club Barkom-Kazhany started the 32nd finals of the 2019 CEV Volleyball Cup – Men with a victory. The Ukrainian club hosted LAUSANNE UC from Switzerland over whom they claimed a 3-2 (25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 16-14) victory. More than 1,000 fans were present at the "Galychyna" Sports Arena and witnessed the game live.

In-between-seasons Barkom-Kazhany LVIV substantially renewed their roster. According to the head coach of the club Ugis Krastins, the team members did their best in order to prove themselves during the match.  
One should single out the performance of Yevhenii Kisiliuk, Yurii Semeniuk, Horden Brova and Oleksandr Hladenko - they were the best on the Ukrainian side of the net in attack and block, while Adrien Prevel stood out for the visitors from LAUSANNE UC.
LAUSANNE UC are the current Swiss champions, so it is only obvious the team came to Lviv with the highest expectations, however, they could only collect two set wins.
Barkom-Kazhany persevered as all team members played with much fighting spirit and determination from start to end. However, they wasted a 2-0 lead. In the fifth set, the two teams played pretty much at the same level before the hosts emerged victorious at 16-14.
After a five-set match this week, the duel shall reach its high point on November 14 in Switzerland, with the away match for LVIV which will decide which team will be progressing to the 1/16 Finals of the CEV Cup.

In other matches of the day at the 2019 CEV Volleyball Cup, Jedinstvo Bemax BIJELO POLJE from Montenegro claimed a 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-23) win over the Serbian team OK NOVI PAZAR. 

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