Erythrolefko dominance in Greek Water Polo

Erythrolefko dominance in Greek Water Polo


Olympiacos 8 - 5 Vouliagmeni
(1 - 3)
(3 - 4)
(7 - 4)
(8 - 5)

Olympiacos came from behind to defeat Vouliagmeni 8:5 and claim their sixth straight Greek Water Polo League title. The Erythrolefki swept their opponents 3:0 in the best of five series.

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Olympiacos’ dominance in Greek Water Polo continued on Saturday as the Erythrolefki defeated Vouliagmeni 8:5 in game three of the Greek Water Polo League Finals to sweep the best of five series and claim their sixth straight league title. Accompanied by the Greek Cup title won earlier in the season, Olympiacos claimed their 16th league/cup double and 32nd league title in club history, the second most in Greece (Ethnikos are first with 38 titles). The Piraeus club have won an astonishing 18 out of the last 20 league titles. 

With the win, the Erythloefki finish the season undefeated in domestic competitions and maintained their 138-game winning streak in league play (regular season and playoffs), the longest standing winning streak in Greek sports. Olympiacos last tasted defeat in league play back in 2013 in the Finals series against Vouliagmeni.

The hosts got off to a slow start and surprisingly fell behind as much as 1:4 early in the second period, but Vouliagmeni’s resistance ended there. Gounas and Delakas brought Olympiacos back within one goal (3:4) to end the half on a high note. 

Olympiacos’ momentum continued in the third period, where they outscored their opponents 4:0 to take a commanding 7:4 lead going into the final period of play. The hosts comfortably held their advantage in the final minutes as both teams netted one goal in the fourth period with Olympiacos celebrating a 8:5 victory and a best of five series sweep (3:0).

Olympiacos will now turn their attention to the LEN Champions League Final-8, which is scheduled for June. There, the Greek champions will look to become European champions for a second time in club history.


by Sarantos Kaperonis
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