Aurubis HAMBURG takes on decorated Croatian side to continue its European adventure
2013 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup - Women
Hamburg, Germany, December 3, 2012. This coming Wednesday Aurubis HAMBURG will be playing the first round in the 1/16 finals of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Women by crossing its ways with Croatia’s ZOK RIJEKA at “Dvorana Dinko Lukaric” sports hall. The return is scheduled for December 12 at “CU Arena” in Hamburg and will determine the side making it to the next round of the competition.
ZOK RIJEKA started out its European campaign this year by losing twice (0:3 away and 1:3 at home) to Switzerland’s Volley KÖNIZ in the first round of the CEV Volleyball Cup to be relegated to the CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup. Still ZOK RIJEKA deserves much respect as the club has been continuously playing in the Cups since the 1994/1995 season and participated three times in the very elitist Champions League.
As they wish to make it to the next round of the competition, team captain Imke Wedekind and her teammates will try to claim a positive result already in their away match in Croatia after showing good quality and great determination already in the last round of the Bundesliga this past Saturday while hosting SC POTSDAM. Back from Croatia, Aurubis HAMBURG will travel directly to Stuttgart to play there Allianz MTV in the next round of the national league.