That streak was recently extended as LP SALO took Finland’s Cup for the fifth time in a row after going through an unexpectedly long and tough game with Oriveden Ponnistus that ended in a 3:2 (17-25, 25-14, 25-19, 22-25, 15-3).
LP SALO has not suffered any domestic defeat in the past three years with the series starting in February 2009.
Although they have not been as successful in the European Cups, still they have been able to take 90 matches in a row in the national league plus 12 from the national cup.
“As we were about to claim match 100, yes, we had some thoughts in our minds but during the cup final we did not think at all about our winning streak” says setter and team captain Riikka Arminen.
The next game is coming up already tomorrow as LP SALO hosts Smart Allianz STUTTGART for the 1/8 finals of the 2012 CEV Volleyball Cup.
In the men’s final Isku Volley TAMPERE claimed its fourth title after downing Lakkapää ROVANIEMI in straight sets (32-30, 25-19, 25-23).
Isku Volley is currently ranked second in the national league while ROVANIEMI sits in fourth place.
They are both still competing in the 2012 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup with their next opponents being there Olympiacos PIRAEUS of Greece and Pokka A.E. KARAVA of Cyprus.