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Greece: New coach brings first win for Panathinaikos

by WoV
source: volleycountry.com

Panathinaikos succeed to win 3-0 for the time against Kifisia on Friday’s game. Next day Apollon Kalamarias had also his first win by beating 3-1 Aris Thessalonikis.



With the new coach Dimirtis Kazazis putting Stathis Donas in an unusual for him position of middle blocker Panathinaikos managed to win 3-0 (26-28, 23-25, 19-25 ) over Kifisia.

With Stojkovic (17 points) and Josefacki (15 points) as leaders Panathinaikos had his best performance for this season.

Apollon Kalamarias won for the first time this season too by beating 3-1 (25-23, 32-30, 16-25, 25-22) over Aris in the local derby of seventh round.

Tzelati with 23 points and Papadimitriou with 19 were the most effective players of Apollon.

In Patra Iraklis Thessalonikis had a hard time beating the local team of EAP 2-3 (28-30, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23, 11-15). Except the MVP Nikos Smaragdis who scored 18 points with 6 bloocks Iraklis had Kostas Xristofidelis in a great day. This was the best game for EAP this season although they did not managed to win.

Georgios Papadopoulos with 16 and Madekas with 17 points were the stars for EAPatron.

Olympiakos won 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 27-25) over Lamia who is still complaining about two terrible mistakes of the referees. For the previous year’s champions Marek Novotny scored 16 and Andres Roland Himenez 14 points.

On Sunday game Finikas Syrou easily won 3-0 (20-25, 20-25, 21-25) in the game against PAOK in Thessaloniki. Ilias Lappas with 18 points and Tomislav Dokic with 14 were the best players for Finikas team.



On Monday in the last game of the round in Alexandroupoli Pamvohaikos dropped a point at the local team of Ethnikos after winning 2-3 (22-25, 25-22, 34-32, 20-25, 16-18).

Standings (after seven games) 

Iraklis 19,
Olympiakos 18,
Pamvohaikos 16,
Finikas Syrou 15,
Ethnikos Alexandroupolis 10,
Kifisia 10,
Lamia 8 ,
EAPatron 8,
Aris 7,
Panathinaikos 4 and
Apollon Kalamarias 3.

Best action of sixth round games

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