Olympiacos has an advantage for the qualification to the quarter-finals of Challenge Cup winning 3-1 against Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. The Reds want to secure the qualification and celebrate another success as they need to win two sets. The team had a great performance and despite losing the first set, reacted and overturned the game. Anna Zivojinovic was the top scorer with 21 points, Hippe had 18 and Scott added 15.
The sets: 1-3: 25-21 (24’), 20-25 (22’), 19-25 (21’), 18-25 (23’)
1st set: 8-2, 16-11, 21-15, 25-21
2nd set: 5-8, 13-16, 16-21, 20-25
3rd set: 6-8, 10-16, 15-21, 19-25
4th set: 8-7, 14-16, 16-21, 18-25
Olympiacos (Branko Kovacevic): Zivojinovic 21, Scott 15, Lamprousi 8, Christodoulou 4, Hippe 18, Zakchaiou 13 / Konomi (L), Kakouratou (λ), Totsidou.
Yenisei Krasnoyarsk (Petrov): Drpa 22, Nazarova 15, Frolova 8, Shevchuk 5), Peretiatko 1, Kulikova 1 / Shcheglova (L), Samoilova, Pisarevskaya 3, Simonova
The Head coach Branko Kovacevic stated: "We did a good win by playing a good game. In the first set, we made a lot of mistakes, but then the team started playing very well. Of course, we got a very good result and have achieved a significant lead in qualifying but we will have to deal with seriousness at home. "
Saskia Hippe mentioned: “We started with some difficulties but after the first set, we dominated the game and played very good volleyball. It is a very important victory in view of the rematch. Now, we have an exhausting return trip ahead of us and we must think about the next game in Naxos right away."