Olympiacos and Vouliagmeni to meet in A1 Water Polo League Finals

Olympiacos and Vouliagmeni to meet in A1 Water Polo League Finals
 

Olympiacos and Vouliagmeni will meet in this year’s Greek A1 Water Polo League Playoff Finals. 

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Olympiacos cruised into the finals after sweeping Ydraikos in the best of three semi-final series. The Erythrolefki defeated Ydraikos 17:6 in game one and cruised to a 3:14 victory in the second fixture. Ydraikos beat out Ethnikos in the quarterfinals of the playoffs to advance to the semifinals while Olympiacos were granted a bye to the semifinals thanks to their first place finish in the regular season. 

Vouliagmeni will be Olympiacos’ opponents in the Playoff Finals series after defeating Chios in today’s do or die fixture. Vouliagmeni took a 1:0 series lead after defeating Chios 10:3 in game one, however the islanders surprised their opponents in game two with a 10:7 win to tie the series at 1:1. The four-time Greek champions were too much for Chios in today’s game three as they marched on to a 11:5 victory, booking their place in yet another Finals series. 

This year’s finals series will be a repeat of last year’s Final with Olympiacos looking to win their 6th straight title and 32nd overall while Vouliagmeni will hope to upset the Piraeus club and win their first championship since 2012. Olympiacos, who finished first in the regular season, will enjoy home stadium advantage in the best of five series. Ydraikos and Chios will face off for this year;s 3rd place finish in the A1 League.
 

 
by Sarantos Kaperonis
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