- Good Start for Greece in Belgium -
eurovolley 2017 qualifying - pool c (tournament 2)
|Greece||3 - 1||Moldova|
|(25 - 22)
(21 - 25)
(25 - 22)
(25 - 15)
Greece defeated Moldova 3-1 set, in Belgium, in their opening match of the second qualifying tournament for Eurovolley 2017. Greece won the first set, Moldova tied things up in the second set, before Greece won the final two sets and recorded their third victory in qualifying. Tomorrow they will face the group leaders and hosts Belgium.
Greece won rather easily the first set 25-22, but Moldova made things interesting by tying things up in the second set, defeating Greece 21-25. Everything was decided in the third set where Moldova took an early 3-8 lead before Greece bounced back and was able to win the set 25-22. With Greece ahead 2-1, our National Team comfortably defeated Moldova in the final set 25-15 to win their third match of qualifying and their second against Moldova (defeated Moldova 3-1 in the first qualifying tournament).
Greece’s top scorer was Duric with 24 points, Protopsaltis followed with 15 points, and Petreas had 10 points.
After today’s results in the group, Greece sit in second place in Pool C. Today’s match was a “must win” against the bottom placed team in the group before Greece’s final matches against the group leaders Belgium and third-placed Ukraine, who is Greece’s main opponent for second place. First place in the group will lead to an automatic place in the Eurovolley Final Tournament while second place leads to a playoff for a spot in the European Championships. At minimum, Greece will look to finish in second place in Pool C to clinch a spot in the playoffs. Tomorrow our National Team will face the heavy favorites, Belgium (11:30 AM, EST), as a win will give Greece high hopes for first place in the group and automatic qualification. In the first tournament, Greece fell to Belgium 3-0 set. For more on the Greek National Volleyball Team including, standings, schedules, and the qualifying format visit their homepage on AGONAsport.com…
In the other group match, Belgium easily defeated Ukraine 3-0.