Olympiacos Draw First Blood

Olympiacos Draw First Blood


Olympiacos 12 - 4 Vouliagmeni
(4 - 1)
(3 - 0)
(1 - 2)
(4 - 1)

Olympiacos defeated Vouliagmeni 12-4 in Game 1 of the Greek A1 Water Polo League Playoff Finals.

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The five-time defending champions dominated from the get-go, racing out to a 4-1 lead after one period of play. They would extend this lead in the second period, as they would find themselves ahead 7-1 at halftime.

Vouliagmeni did better after the break, but still trailed 8-3 after the third period. Olympiacos would ultimately cruise to a 12-4 victory to take Game 1. Olympiacosโ€™ top scorers were Ioannis Fountoulis with five goals, and Alexandros Gounas with three.

Game 2 of this best-of-five series will take place on Thursday in Vouliagmeni. The Erythrolefki are seeking their sixth consecutive title and 32nd overall. On the other hand, Vouliagmeni are trying to pull off the upset to win their first title since 2012 and fifth overall.

by Andreas Stamas
Image Source: SDNA.gr
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