Ligue A Week 1 Recap: Poitiers-Ajaccio Thriller and Greg Petty Injury

  2 Bill Stadick | October 20th, 2017 | French League, News, Pro Indoor

The first week of Ligue A play featured just a single match that extended to five sets, with Poitiers taking down GFC Ajaccio in an extra-points tiebreaker set that ended 23-21. Receiver/attacker Mohamed Al Hachdadi of Poitiers led all scorers with 36 points. His 7.2 points-per-set average also leads all Ligue A scorers after the first round of matches.

Chaumont VB 52 dropped the first frame to the Nantes-Reze side, but rebounded to win in four sets. Chaumont receiver/attacker Nikola Mijailović led all scorers with 20 points.All other round one matches went the minimum number of sets, with the presumptive favorite winning in each case.

The most significant injury in week one occurred in the Rennes-Paris match when Rennes 35 Volley’s receiver/attacker and former All-American for Lewis University Greg Petty went down a season-ending knee injury in just his second set with his new side.


Winning team is bolded

Home Team Visiting Team Facility Score
Nice Toulouse Gianmarchi-Palmeira 27-25, 25-16, 25-23
 Tourcoing  Tours  Léo Lagrange  25-19, 25-18, 25-22
 Nantes-Reze  Chaumont  Arthur Dugast Rezé  20-25, 25-21, 28-26, 25-21
 Montpellier  Sete  Chaban-Delmas Castelnau-le-Lez  25-20, 25-16, 25-15
 Paris  Rennes  Pierre Charpy  25-17, 25-12, 25-21
 Ajaccio  Poitiers  U Palatinu  25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 17-25, 23-21

Ligue A Week 1 Leaders 

  • Scoring (points/set): 7.2, Mohamad Al Hachdadi, Poitiers
  • Attacking: 77%, Kevin Rodriguez, Chaumont
  • Serving (total aces): 5, Timothee Carle, Ajaccio
  • Blocking (blocks/set): 1.5, Nikola Mijailović, Chaumont
  • Receiving (percentage positive): 92% Baptiste Geiler, Poitiers

Week Two

Home Team Visiting Team Facility
 Rennes  Montpellier  Colette Besson
 Tours  Nice  Robert Grenon
 Toulouse  Ajaccio  André Brouat
 Poitiers  Nantes-Reze  Salle Frédéric Lawson-Body
 Sete  Tourcoing  Halle Louis Marty
 Chaumont  Paris  Jean Masson


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Is there a way to watch replays of the last week’s games?

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DMen – not that we’ve found, but if we do track them down we’ll post.

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