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CHALLENGE CUP W: Thiras and THY progress to quarterfinals

by WoV
source: cev.eu; Photo: cev.eu

AO Thiras Santorini continued to impress this season as they managed to ensure the advancement to the quarterfinals of the 2020 CEV Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup.



AO Thiras Santorini showed that the vice-leaders position in the Greek Championship, which they hold at the moment, isn’t a coincidence. A team based in one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea redeemed for losing the first leg in Switzerland against Kanti Schaffhausen (3-2) and recorded a 3-1 (27-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17) win in the rematch. The most deserving player for Thiras’ progression to the quarterfinals was Cuban Yaremis Mendaro Leyva, who poured in 17 points in the 2nd leg. American Kelsie Payne and Czech Kateřina Holásková scored 13 points apiece for the losing side with the latter serving 5 aces. American Jessica Wagner made 5 kill blocks.

Turkish side THY İstanbul wrote down another straight-set victory over C.S.M. Lugoj from Romania to confidently march into the quarterfinals.

2020 CEV Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup, 1/8 finals – 2nd leg

February 4:

THY Istanbul (TUR) – C.S.M. Lugoj (ROU) 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-17), 1st leg 3-0

AO Thiras Santorini (GRE) – Kanti Schaffhausen (SUI) 3-1 (27-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17), 1st leg 2-3

February 5:

Ştiinţa Bacău (ROU) – Dresdner SC (GER), 16:00 CET, 1st leg 0-3

Pölkky Kuusamo (FIN) – Béziers VB (FRA), 17:30 CET, 1st leg 0-3

Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) – Yenisei Krasnoyarsk (RUS), 17:00 CET, 1st leg 3-1

Askö Linz-Steg (AUT) – Beylikdüzü Voleybol Istanbul (TUR), walkover

Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen (SUI) – Ladies in Black Aachen (GER), 20:00 CET, 1st leg 1-3

February 6:

Békéscsabai Röplabda SE (HUN) – Calcit Volley Kamnik (SLO), 18:00, 1st leg 3-0



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