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IRN M: Sarmayeh top-seeded for playoff, Urmia’s fans freezing outside gym during derby vs. Paykan

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source: Author: Rahim Rahimzadeh; Photo: Taha Asgharkhani/volleyball.ir/iranvolleyball.com

Sarmayeh Bank secured pole position for the playoffs after beating home team of Javaheri Gonbad in the last round of regular phase in Iranian Super League 3-1 (25-19, 17-25, 25-23, 25-17).

Urmia's gym

Urmia’s gym

More than 3,000 fans in „Olympic hall“ in Gonbad saw, by far, the best team in Iranian championship until now, who had great desire to finish regular phase with a win and played the match with full intensity.

Sarmayeh scheduled quarter-final clash in the playoffs against eighth-seeded Ardakan Arman, who created several major upsets so far in the league like when they beat Urmia.

Derby of Week 22 and entire championship was held in packed „Ghadir“ hall in Urmia (more than 7,000 spectators) where Shahrdari Urmia VC defeated title holders Paykan Tehran 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-15) in two hours and six minutes of a game.

Unfortunatelly for Urmia, this win won’t mean much to them in regard to changing spot in the table, but it will be good for their self-confidance before playoffs. Milad Ebadipour from Urmia with 18 points and Amir Ghafour from Paykan with 15 points were the best scorers of the game.

Interestingly, more than two thousand fans were standing behind the closed gates in cold weather hoping to enter the hall!

By losing 3-0 (29-27, 25-15, 26-24) to Matin VaraminAluminium Al-Mahdi Hormozgan said goodbye to Iran’s Super League and will play in Division 2 next season. Aluminium was not lucky this season, because their relegation was speeded up by disqualification of Shahrdari Zahedan VC.

Regular Season / 22nd round

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
  10. 02. 2016 16:30 Bazargani Javaheri Gonbad VC VS Sarmayeh Bank 1:3 19:25; 25:17; 23:25; 17:25    
  10. 02. 2016 16:30 Kalleh Sports Club VS Saipa Alborz VC 0:3 0:25; 0:25; 0:25    
  10. 02. 2016 16:30 Matin Varamin VS Aluminium Al-Mahdi Hormozgan 3:0 29:27; 25:15; 26:24    
  10. 02. 2016 16:30 Shahrdari Tabriz VS Mizan Khorasan VC 3:2 17:25; 22:25; 25:9; 25:23; 15:11    
  10. 02. 2016 16:30 Shahrdari Urmia VC VS Paykan TEHERAN 3:1 25:23; 19:25; 25:23; 25:15    
  10. 02. 2016 16:30 Shahrdari Zahedan VC VS Ardakan Arman 0:0 NOT PLAYED    


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