Defending Champs, Runner Up to Meet in Asian Men’s Club Semis

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 05th, 2017 | Asian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News


  • June 28 to July 6
  • Ninh Binh, Vietnam
  • Event Site


Altay def. Beijing BAIC Motor 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-14)

Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza def. Vietnam 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-21)

Sarmayeh Bank Tehran def.  Al-Bahri SC 3-1 (25-12, 25-13, 23-25, 25-16)

Al Arabi def. Taichung Bank 3- 0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-16)


Altay, Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza, Sarmayeh Bank Tehran and Al Arabi advanced to the Asian Men’s Club semifinals with victories on Tuesday.

Defending champions Sarmayeh Bank will face 2016 runner up Al Arabi in Wednesday’s semis, while Altay will take on Toyoda.


Altay 3, Beijing BAIC Motor 0

Altay racked up 17 blocks in a sweep of Beijing BAIC Motor.

Vasyl Tupchii led the blocking front with five stuffs, adding to his team best tally of 23 points, including 18 kills. Vitaliy Vorivodin added 10 points, with nine kills.

Jie Yin paced Beijing BAIC with 11 points, including 10 kills.

All told, Altay outblocked Beijing 17-11, put up 17 more kills (41-24) and three more aces (4-1).


Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza 3, Vietnam 0

Igor Omrcen scored a match-high 22 points, including 17 kills, to lead Toyoda to a sweep of Vietnam. Takuya Takamatsu (11) and Hirotaka Kon (10) followed.

Three Vietnam players turned in seven point efforts: Hoang Thuong Nguyen, Thair Hung Pham and Thanh Thuan Tu.

As a team, Toyoda outdid Vietnam 39-26 in kills, 10-8 on the block and 7-2 in aces.


Sarmayeh Bank Tehran 3, Al-Bahri SC 1

Bank Sarmayeh defeated Al-Bahri SC in four sets after winning all major statistical categories. Bank Sarmayeh outdid its foe 52-35 offensively, 10-3 on the block and 8-3 from the service line.

Shahram Mahmoudi put down a team-best 14 kills, an ace and a block. Farhad Ghaemi added 13 points, with eight kills and five blocks.

Ahmed Omar Ali led the way for Al-Bahri with 14 points, including a team-best 12 kills. Ali Qasim Dahham added 12 points, including 11 kills.


Al Arabi 3, Taichung Commercial Bank 0

A strong service game including 10 aces helped Al Arabi to a sweep of Taichung Bank in the quarterfinals. Gyorgy Grozer served up five aces en route to a 23 point tally, which included 18 kills.

Ibrahim Mohammed added 13 points, with eight kills and four blocks. Salvador Hidalgo Oliva chipped in 12 points, with eight kills, two blocks and two aces.

Liu Hong-Jie managed eight points, with four kills, three blocks and an ace to lead Taichung.

Al Arabi scored 37 points on kills (to 28), nine on blocks (to 5) and 10 on aces (to 3).



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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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