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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.

Olympiacos-vs-Yenisei

Olympiacos-vs-Yenisei

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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