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YEC F: Greece defeated host Montenegro 3:1

by WoV
source: cev.lu

Apparently Greece have recovered well from their straight-set defeat versus Italy the day before as the upcoming Greek talents overpowered host Montenegro in four sets tonight. Although the host played an almost perfect second set, they were not persistent enough to bother their opponents from Greece throughout the entire match. Best scorer of the match was Greek captain Olga Strantzali with 24 points. Read latest volleyball news on Worldofvolley.com.



Compared to Saturday’s duel versus tournament favorites Italy, Greece felt much more pressure tonight. Dimitrios Floros’ squad needed a three-point win versus Montenegro to keep their hopes alive for a possible final eight spot.

Both teams experienced many ups and downs in the first set. It was finally Greek Alexandra Psoma who concluded the first period with a powerful service winner. However, the Montenegrin reaction came prompt. The team of head coach Marko Radusinovic displayed all its strength in the second set. The host literally outshined their rivals with excellent block work and clever defense tactics. But it was not good enough. Greece bounced back fearlessly in the third and fourth set, progressively dashing Montenegro’s hopes for an eventual comeback.

Greece captain Olga Strantzali: “We felt more pressure today. In the second set, we struggled with service reception, but fortunately managed to recover in the third and fourth period.”

Montenegro captain Marija Donovic: “We need to play more relaxed. We still commit too many mistakes, especially in service reception and serving.”

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