Dresdner started the 8th finals of the 3rd tier of the European club competition with a confident performance. In front of 2,400 spectators at home in the Margon Arena, the German team prevailed over Romanian representatives Ştiinţa by a 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-19). Thus, Dresdner took a good starting position for advancing to the quarterfinals with the rematch taking place in 2 weeks. Serbian Milica Kubura top-scored for the winning side with 22 points, including 5 aces.
Two more teams swept their rivals in the first leg, THY Istanbul and Béziers VB.
2020 CEV Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup, 1/8 finals – first leg
Yenisei Krasnoyarsk – Olympiacos Piraeus 1-3 (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 18-25)
C.S.M. Lugoj (ROU) – THY Istanbul (TUR) 0-3 (20-25, 19-25, 18-25)
Dresdner SC (GER) – Ştiinţa Bacău (ROU) 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-19)
Ladies in Black Aachen (GER) – Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen (SUI) 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21)
Béziers VB (FRA) – Pölkky Kuusamo (FIN) 3-0 (28-26, 25-14, 25-17)
Kanti Schaffhausen (SUI) – AO Thiras Santorini (GRE) 3-2 (25-15, 17-25, 25-23, 19-25, 16-14)
Beylikdüzü Voleybol Istanbul (TUR) – Askö Linz-Steg (AUT), 16:00 CET
Calcit Volley Kamnik (SLO) – Békéscsabai Röplabda SE (HUN), 20:00 CET
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