Eight strongest teams continued to fight for the main prize of the competition. The pairs were distributed according to the results of the group stage games.
In the quarterfinal "oil derby", Bashneft and IOC came together. The Siberians continued to stamp their wins 15:10; 15:7, but Ufa residents had no reason to blame themselves, because they looked and fought more than worthily. Next battle Vitebskoblgaz was stronger than Gazprom Projectirovaniye 15:7; 15:11. And in the duel between two local teams, Gazprom Transgaz did not allow MA-Metrostroy to the semifinal 15:13; 15:6. In the final game of the ¼ final stage, Latvijas Gāze came from behind to beat Vulcan 14:16; 15:13; 15:7.
The semifinal brought together the participants of group C – IOC and Vitebskoblgaz – in the head-to-head battle, wherein, having given up a lot of energy, the Siberian oil producers won 15:13; 16:14. Another semifinal match was the real "fight of gas companies". The residents of Petersburg got the upper hand according to the results of two games 16:14 and 15:9.
The third place match was a kind of continuation of the "gas confrontation". In the dramatic match, Riga's Latvijas Gāze confidently outplayed Vitebsk 15:7 in the opening game. However, Vitebsk seized the initiative and dragged the game, as they said "at the teeth" 15:13 in the next set, and their cry was heard in all the corners of SIBUR ARENA. The Belarusian team won the crucial game with 15:10 and got the bronze medals at the Volley PROM Cup – 2017. The performance of Latvijas Gāze at the tournament was eloquent and memorable, the guys demonstrated a real male character and rightfully entered the top four.
The favorites of the final game were the Irkutsk oil producers, as a team that did not lose any game before this match. However, the statistical calculations did not guarantee the first place. The players of Gazprom Transgaz came down to the point of drawing of absolutely every ball very seriously and worked out in all the episodes conscientiously. Despite the high and rapid pace of the competition, the gas producers were able to remain concentrated in the most important final game, which allowed the residents of Petersburg to win in two games 15:10; 15:12.
In conclusion, we would like to quote a saying of "Any Given Sunday", where the hero by Al Pacino – Coach Tony D'Amato said to his players: "It doesn't matter if you win or lose, but it is important whether you can win or lose as men". Sure enough, in every game, including the final, it was clearly seen that the players demonstrated a real male character, showed their unbending will, doing everything for their teams to win. Therefore, Volley PROM-2017 will be remembered by all of us for its unique spirit of sports rivalry for a long time. As for us, we congratulate the team of Gazprom Transgaz St. Petersburg on the well-earned victory!