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The European champions Vouliagmeni defeated Olympiakos in water polo

22 May 2010 / 10:05:57  GRReporter
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Emanuela Karastoyanova


Another  success scored the women's water polo team and a champion of Europe, Vouliagmeni. In the first game of the final phase of the play offs they won against the team of Olympiakos with 8 - 6. With its victory in the pool of Piraeus Vouliagmenis the team gained an advantage of 1-0. If the team wins in the next two games which it will play at home it will win the championship.

The game started with a strong game by the white and reds. They had faith in themselves and enough support from the fans. They kept his defense well, a fact that certainly made it difficult on the guests to break through to the goal post. The first eight minutes gave no chance to Vouliagmeni to show their abilities. By the end of the minutes it seemed the team failed to find its rhythm. The set finished with 1-1.

During the second set the white and reds even took the lead for a moment. With goals scored by Manolioudaki and Psuni Olympiakos gained a lead of 1-3. However, then followed a series of 0-3 by the champions of Europe. Goals scored Gerolimou and Liosi from the lateral line. With the attacks of both players the team gained a lead of 3-4 for the first time in the match.

During a third set came the strongest point for the guests. They are focused and calmly without stress they showed what they really can do... The increased the difference in results with goals 3 goals. The forward, who won the points was Konstantina Kouteli. Another element which the guests strengthened was the defense. They blocked the attempts of the hosts for a goal. And the home team struggled until the last moment for chances to score. It was obvious that the girls from Olympiakos were away from the thought of giving up.

During the final set, they stepped up with the attacks and strengthened their defense. That is precisely what prevented the forwards of Vouliagmeni to bring to an end their chances to score. They kept the ball for too long in their hands, often without a chance to head it in the right direction. The guests had a series of timid and hesitant passes. This change in the game of the champion of Europe made the coach of the team nervous. In the final set she made several a changes in the team squad. Even this, however did not help the guests to make up for the loss. The girls from Olympiakos scored two consecutive goals ....

The game, which raged in the pool in the last minutes of the game awakened strong emotions. Almost in the last minute the player Antigoni Ruby managed to win points through which the final score was formed to 8-6 in favor of the guests.


Minutes: 1-1, 2-3, 1-3, 2-1

Olympiakos (Pavlidis): Leotsini, Tomashkovich, Psuni, Manoliudaki, Avramidu, Mavrelu, Fesku, Andonaku, Balomenaki, Moraiti, Milonaki, Sun

Vouliagmeni (Kamenu): Del Soto, pot, Melidoni, Pantelidu, Lyocell, Moraitidu, Asimaki, Rubesi, Gerolimu, dish, mortar, Lara, Kuvdu, Kulieraki, Tsigarida.

Tags: water polo Olympiakos Vouliagmeni play offs
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