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The Triumph in Bursa!

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Title: CEV Challenge Cup

Headquarters: Bursa, Turkey

Final Result: Bursa-Olympiacos 1-3 (25-23, 20-25, 18-25, 16-25) at 112’

Olympiacos women’s volleyball team made history on Wednesday 11 April which is also the most of important distinction of the Greek women’s volleyball generally.

The ‘’Reds’’ triumphed against the title holder, Bursa with 3-1 set in the second final of the CEV Challenge Cup and won the first European trophy. Although they had defeated 3-2 in the first game in Greece and lost the first set in Turkey, they had an excellent performance, overturned the game and won three consecutive sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-16) to celebrate the trophy. 

The ace by the MVP of the competition and the Olympiacos Captain, Stella Christodoulou did 25-16 in the fourth set and led the team of Branko Kovacevic at the top of Europe. 

Statistics and squads

The sets: 1-3 (25-23, 20-25, 18-25, 16-25) at 112 '

1st set: 8-4, 16-10, 21-18, 25-23

2nd set: 6-8, 12-16, 17-21, 20-25

3rd set: 5-8, 12-16, 13-21, 18-25

4th set: 8-7, 14-16, 15-21, 16-25

Bursa BBSK (Vercesi): Avci, Leys 7 (5/17 attacks, 1 ace, 1 block, 44% pos – 31% exc.), Yildirim 6 (6/22 attacks, 64% pos, 41% exc.), Belien 11 (8/18 attacks, 3 blocks), Karaagac  1 (1 block), Dimitrova 24 (22/56 attacks, 2 blocks), Sarioglou (-L 45% pos, 28% exc.) / Bytsenko, Albayrak 9 (6/14 attacks, 2 aces, 1 block), Ince

Olympiacos (Branko Kovacevic): Giota 8 (5/10 attacks, 3 blocks), Niemer 12 (9/26 attacks, 1 ace, 2 blocks, 38% pos-19% exc.), Poll 15 (9/31 attacks, 4 aces, 2 blocks,  51% pos-31% exc.), Lamprousi 11 (5/12 attacks, 2 aces, 4 blocks), Christodoulou 10 (4/6 attacks, 3 aces, 3 blocks), Hippe 17 (17/45 attacks)

The route to the top, from Logrono to Bursa!

The European journey of the team started in Spain on Tuesday, 12 December. A journey led to the final for a second consecutive year. In the first game, Olympiacos won Logrono 2-3 (20-25, 31-29, 19-25, 25-17, 10-15) in Spain making the first step for the qualification at ‘’16’’ which secured it in the rematch held in Piraeus on Tuesday, 9 January when it beat 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-17)  easily.  

The crucial qualification in Romania!

The next opponent was Romanian Targovishte, which led Olympiacos to the first defeat of the season as it won 2-3 (18-25, 25-27, 25-16, 13-15) in Renti on Tuesday, 25 January. However, the ‘’Reds’’ proved that are a top team by winning 3-1 (17-25, 25-16, 21-25, 22-25) in Romania and celebrating the qualification at ‘’8’’. 

Two victories in the quarter finals!

Olympiacos faced Pfeffingen but overcame this obstacle easily. It started with a comfortable victory in Switzerland on Thursday 22 February (3-1:25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 19-25) and secured the qualification with the emphatic 3-0 (25-4, 25 -18, 25-20) at the Rentis’ sporting hall on Tuesday, 27 February. 

Overturned the game against Dynamo Krasnodar!

The first semifinal against Dynamo Krasnodar was sold-out with more than 1,500 fans creating an amazing atmosphere. The team did another victory overturning the game (3-2:18-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19, 15-13). The ticket for the final was secured with a triumph in Russia on 21 March when the ‘’Reds’’ dominated with 3-0 (20-25, 15-25, 13-25) and qualified to the finals against Bursa.