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Challenge Cup W: With away win Aurubis makes it to 16th finals

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

On Tuesday Aurubis HAMBURG qualified to the 1/16 finals of the 2014 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Women after scoring an away victory in Slovakia to beat Doprastav BRATISLAVA 3:1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-23, and 25-16) and follow on the 3:2 home win from last week. In the next round last year’s semifinalists Aurubis will play there OK POREC of Croatia.



The start of the game was not that good for Aurubis who trailed 13:20 and even though at this point the players captained by Imke Wedekind could finally find their rhythm, it was already too late to change the course of the set (22-25). 

That comeback continued in the second set where Aurubis imposed their quality and pace to finish it at 25-17 after 23 minutes with a point scored by Alyssa Valentine.

However, the start of the third set was simply disastrous (1:7) but the Germans could regroup and draw level at 12. After the score was kept close up to 23 all, Aurubis showed great composure in the final moments to close it out at 25-23 for the provisional 2:1.

The Germans could play their best in the fourth set which they cashed at 25-16 to move to the next round of the competition.

Our opponents showed some good defense but we responded with a solid block and also with good side-out” commented Aurubis head coach Helmut von Soosten after the match.

To read more news from this competition click on Challenge Cup 2013/14 W.

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