The bad performance of Pamvohaikos and Finikas in 15th round games helps Olympiakos to climb again in the second position of Greek Volleyleague.
On Friday’s game Lamia succeed to win2-3 (19-25 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 12-15) for the first time in history the home team of Panathinaikos in Athens. For Lamia’s team Curovic scored 15 points and Pantakidis 7.
On Saturday’s games Iraklis Thessalonikis did not found any difficulties to win 0-3 (19-25, 25-27, 18-25) over Ethnikos in Alexandroupoli. Andreas Kravarik was the MVP of the game scoring 14 points.
Finikas did not play effectively and lost the game against the previous year champions. Olympiakos team had the middle blocker Giorgos Petreas in a great day scoring 11 points with 5 blocks.
Aris Thessalonikis won 1-3 (24-26, 25-21, 15-25, 22-25) the battle against the home team of EAPatron. For Aris team Kiriakidis scored 24 points and Tzelati 23.
A small surprise took place in Kifisia where the local team won 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 26-24) over the Pamvohaikos. This was the worst game of Pamvohaikos this season. At the end of the game there were many complaints about the hospitality of Kifisia.
Standings (after fifteen games): Iraklis Thessalonikis 35, Olympiakos 30, Pamvohaikos 28, Finikas Syrou 26, PAOK 17, Aris 17, Ethnikos Alexandroupolis 17, Lamia 16, Kifisia 16, EAPatron 11, Panathinaikos 9 and Apollon Kalamarias 0.
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Best action of the previous 14th round games
Previous Wednesday Dinamo Moscow easily disposed of Greece’s Iraklis Thessaloniki in the first match scheduled for the Challenge Round of the 2012 CEV Volleyball Cup by scoring a home win in straight sets (25-17, 25-17, 25-22) with some 2’100 fans in attendance.
This week Iraklis had the chance to win the game and fight in the golden set to continue its European campaign.