23. 04. 2019

BUL M: Neftochimic snatch 3rd straight title despite entering playoffs as No.3 seed

Source: sportal.bg; Photo: ВК Нефтохимик Бургас / VC Neftochimic Burgas/Facebook

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Neftochimic 2010 Burgas defended the title in the Bulgarian Men’s Volleyball Championship.


 

Neftochimic 2010 Burgas became the champions of Bulgaria for the third consecutive year, the fourth overall.

The players coached by the country’s volleyball legend Nikolay Jeliazkov beat the regular season winners Hebar Pazardzhik (18-4, 50 points) in Game 3 of the 2018/19 Superliga playoff finals in straight sets (25-23, 25-15, 25-12) to close the series by a 3-0. Thus, Neftochimic, who entered the playoffs as the third seed (16-6, 47 points) took revenge on Hebar for losing the national Cup final back in January.

Nikolay Uchikov top-scored for the new titleholders in Game 3 with 15 points (three aces). Slovenian Alen Djordjevič made 75% positive reception). Canadian Bradley Gunter scored 11 points for Hebar.

2018/19 Superliga playoff finals – Game 3:

(3) Neftochimic 2010 Burgas – (1) Hebar Pazardzhik 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-12), series 3-0

 

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