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EC W: Greek ladies score first win of their European campaign

by WoV
source: cev

Greece harvested its first tournament points in the opening match of the second day of the European Championship qualification tournament in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. In 75 minutes, Denmark was defeated in clear numbers: 11-25, 14-25, 14-25.


Greece – team

With Evgenia Tsima on service position, Greece took a quick lead in the opening phase (0:5) that had grown to six points at the first technical time-out. Though Danish coach Sven-Erik Lauridsen called his team on the side for the second time at 2:11, Greece imperturbably kept harvesting its points (5:16). An out spiked ball of Trine Kjelstrup brought the Greek their first set point that was cashed by Tsima with a block (11-25).

In the second act, the score was opened by the Danish team, but Greece quickly took back the lead (1:2). A kill block of Aikaterina Giota and Tsima brought the provisional 11:6 on the scoreboard in Apeldoorn. The squad of head coach Dimitrios Florios led by nine points at the second technical time-out. A long rally that was finished by a well hit spike from the 3 meter line of Lykke Degner was followed by two other Danish points (13:19), before Anthi Vasilantonaki spiked out the second set in favor of the Greek.

After the seven-point arrear at the first technical time-out in the third set, Denmark knew a modest revival (5:10). But then the Greek scored nine points in a row (5:19). With substitute player Mira Abildgaard on service position, Denmark walked from 8:22 to 13:22 before a Greek substitute had the honor to close the match that brought Greece its first win in Apeldoorn.

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