Olympiacos edge Vouliagmeni in Game 1
Despite a late comeback from Vouliagmeni, Olympiacos held on for a 10-9 win in the opening match of the A1 Water Polo League finals.
Olympiacos dominated the first period of play, ending it with a 6-2 lead. They maintained a 7-3 lead at halftime. However, an outstanding third period from Vouliagmeni saw the visitors level the score at 7-7. Vouliagmeni would then proceed to go up 8-7 early in the fourth period, but the Erythrolefki came back to win it 10-9 in the end. Emmanouil Mylonakis led Olympiacos with three goals, while Ioannis Fountoulis and Paulo Obradovic each scored two goals as well. Christos Afroudakis, Konstantinos Gkiouvetsis, and Dimitrios Tigkas led Vouliagmeni offensively with three goals each.
Game 2 will take place on May 23 at Vouliagmeni. Olympiacos are looking for their seventh consecutive and 33rd overall league title. On the other hand, Vouliagmeni are looking for their fifth overall league, and first since 2012. All games are being broadcasted by ERT.
A1 WATER POLO LEAGUE FINALS:
Game 1, 20-May: Olympiacos - Vouliagmeni 10-9
Game 2, 23-May: Vouliagmeni - Olympiacos (19:00)
Game 3, 25-May: Olympiacos - Vouliagmeni (TBA)
Game 4, 27-May*: Vouliagmeni - Olympiacos (TBA)
Game 5, 28-May*: Olympiacos - Vouliagmeni (TBA)