Hylte/Halmstad prevailed over titleholders in Game 1 of the best-of-five Elitserien 2017/18 playoff finals, which lasted for two and a half hours – 3-2 (30-32, 25-23, 25-21, 16-25, 18-16).Thus, Hylte/Halmstad ended Linköpings’ 30-game winning streak!
The American Nicholas Goodell highlighted the winning side with 26 points. Philip Pettersson made 6 kill blocks. Linköpings had as much as six players in double digits, led by Martin Larsson, who scored 17 points. The Serbian Petar Turanjanin recorded 4 kill blocks, while Johan Eriksson made 74% reception (19 digs, 42% perfect).
Game 2 will be played on April 19.
To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our SWE National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.