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CHALLENGE CUP W: By eliminating Yenisei, Olympiacos increase chances of winning trophy

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

Olympiacos Piraeus have just become favorites no.1 to win the 2020 CEV Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup.



Greek champions and undefeated side in the current season in Greece, Olympiacos Piraeus, have increased their chances of winning the third-tier European club competition by eliminating the team that comes from a highly strong Russian league, Yenisei Krasnoyarsk, in the 8th finals. Olympiacos repeated good performance from the first leg and achieved another 4-set victory to advance to the quarterfinals: 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 26-24). German Saskia Hippe led winners with 15 points, while Katerina Zakchaiou made 5 kill blocks. Serbian Marta Drpa was without proper support in Yenisei, pouring in 25 points.

Béziers VB and Dresdner SC took first 2 sets, which was their main goal in their rematches, against Pölkky Kuusamo and Ştiinţa Bacău, and secured a place in the quarterfinals.

2020 CEV Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup, 8th 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) 1-3 (21-25, 19-25, 27-25, 14-25), 1st leg 0-3

Pölkky Kuusamo (FIN) – Béziers VB (FRA) 2-3 (19-25, 25-17, 25-20, 26-24, 11-15), 1st leg 0-3

Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) – Yenisei Krasnoyarsk (RUS) 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 26-24), 1st leg 3-1

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

Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen (SUI) – Ladies in Black Aachen (GER) 1-3 (27-25, 22-25, 22-25, 21-25), 1st leg 1-3

February 6:

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



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