Volleyball: Montpellier solid leader

Traveling to Tourcoing on Friday in the shock of the 21st day of the Men’s League A, Montpellier left no chance for the Northerners (25-21, 26-24, 25-19). The MCVUC thus pursues its sole rider at the top of the standings.

This Montpellier team is unstoppable. Without mercy for Tourcoing (3-0: 25-21, 26-24, 25-19) Friday in the North in the shock of the 21st day of Men’s League A, the untouchable leader of the championship continued his lone rider at the head of the classification and further consolidated its first place, with now twelve points ahead of its runner-up RC Cannes before the arrival of Sète, 12th, on the Cannes floor on Saturday evening (6:00 pm) during the continuation of this 21st day. Driven in particular on Friday by its explosive receptionist Argentinian international striker Ezequiel Palacios, author of 11 points against the 3rd in the standings, the Montpellier Castelnau Volley UC put down its paw on this top match against Tourquennois who had lost only two games at home since the start of the season, against Cannes and Paris.

Montpellier’s exploit in the second set

Despite the absence of their supporters (this meeting took place behind closed doors), the premises and their inevitable central shock Daryl Bultor immediately reacted. They even gave the leader a little lesson at the start of the second set. But even led 10-3, Montpellier found the resources, especially mental, to turn the situation around and make a break, certainly in pain. All that remained for the MCVUC then was to finish the work against opponents stunned by the scenario of this second round. The Hérault, who chained a fourth victory on Friday, had no trouble doing so. Thanks in particular to Danny Demyanenko and Nicolas Mendez, both authors of 10 points, the third set was practically a formality again for the first in the standings. Nantes, penultimate and next team to stand in the way of the leader, is warned.

Friday 19 February 2021
Tourcoing – Montpellier : 0-3 (21-25, 24-26, 19-25)
Nice – Chaumont

Saturday 20 February 2021
6:00 p.m .: RC Cannes – Sète
6:00 p.m .: Nantes – Poitiers
6:00 p.m .: Narbonne – Ajaccio
8:00 p.m .: Cambrai – Tours
8:00 p.m .: Paris – Toulouse