Pamvohaikos and Finikas Syrou were the big winners of first round games. Although both of them played away of their home they had finally great performance.
Pamvohaikos claimed straight three set victory (23-25, 19-25, 29-31) over mediocre Lamia. This was the first match in Pamvoihaiko’s history for the volleyball league championship. From Pamvohaiko’s team the American diagonal Mark Dusharme was very effective with 71% in excellent attacks and finally scoring 21 points.
Finikas Syrou won 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 24-26, 23-25) over Panathinaikos in the last game of first round. The team of Finikas is showing from the first games that he will fight to win this year’s championship.
On Friday’s game Iraklis Thessaloniki’s managed to win Aris in the tie break (20-25, 25-16, 24-26, 25-23, 8-15). Iraklis was mediocre and Drikos must work hard with his players if they want to have chances to win Noliko on Wednesday’s game for the European Champions League. In the local derby between Aris and Iraklis Michalis Sarikaysoglou was the star of the game scoring 26 points for Aris team.
Olympiakos easily won 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-17) over Apollon Kalamaria in Athens. Both the middle blocker Giorgos Petreas with 4 blocks and 16 points and the young setter Fillipov were leading the previous year’s champions to their first win.
A great battle took place in Patra on Saturday’s afternoon where the local team finally win 3-2 (23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 19-25, 17-15) over PAOK Thessaloniki’s. For EAPatron Milan Jurisic and Anastasis Aspiotis were the best players.
The same day Kifisia faced Ethnikos Alexandroupoli’s team and won 3-1 (27-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23).
Second round games are starting on Friday with the game between Pamvohaikos and Panathinaikos. On Saturday four games are scheduled, those are Finikas vs EAPatron, Aris Marmouris vs Lamia, PAOK vs Kifisia and Iraklis Thessalonikis vs Apollon Kalamarias. On Monday’s game in Alexandroupoli the local team Ethnikos will face Olympiakos Piraeus.