Tours advanced in final with an amazing victory.
The game started quite disappointingly with both opposites (Rouzier and David Konecny) struggling to score. In the end, Poitiers won the first set 25-23 despite many serve errors. In the second set, Rouzier began to be in a good rythm when Konecny was awful, completely unable to score. He was like a lost soul on the court until the end of the game. Poitiers was heading to a quick victory, leading 14-10 in the third set when Earvin Ngapeth decided to lead the charge, and score 3 aces. These points kept Tours afloat, but Poitiers entered the money-time with a 22-20 lead. That's when David Konecny came to the line to serve. As everything went wrong with him, he was careful not to take any risk, but his reputation as a tremendous server were enough to put a slight pressure on Poitiers. Tours was able to defend three times on Poitiers's spikes and three times, the canadian outside-hitter Gaumont-Casias scored huge spikes to conclude the good defenses. On the 4th one (set point for Tours) Gaumont-Casias simply scored a kill block.
In the 4th set, Tours was able to get a 2 or 3 points lead quite early, and keep it until the end (the lead changed from 2 to 4 points). Ngapeth and Gaumont-Casias did the job spiking hard, Petr Konecny helped with a few blocks, and David Konecny served well even if he was spiking very poorly. Tours won the set 25-20 and then came the tie-breaker.
After Tours lead 5-4, Poitiers took the lead and reached the technical timeout with a 8-6 lead. Then... I don't know what happened. Czech middle-blocker Ales Holubec went to serve for Tours and his floating serves lead almost all Poitiers's spikes in his fellow countryman Petr Konecny's hands. He scored something like 4 to 5 kill blocks in a row ! Tours ended the game with a 9-0 streak, and 7 kill blocks in the tie-breaker !
Petr Konecny, MVP of the game, was responsible for 13 kill blocks all over the game !