Stiinta BACAU hopes to turn home debut into memorable night
2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Women
Bacau, Romania, October 27, 2013. Romania’s rookie Stiinta BACAU is very much looking forward to their home debut in the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Women as they host Volero ZÜRICH of Switzerland on Tuesday.
Last Wednesday Stiinta BACAU debuted in Europe’s elite club competition losing in straight sets to Poland’s Tauron MKS DABROWA GORNICZA but with their first home match they will try to get back on track especially not to disappoint the 2,000 supporters that shall be in attendance to cheer on the group mentored by head coach Florin Grapa. If they seize the night, that would be something to remember for the local Volleyball community as well as for the city of Bacau.
“It was very tough and difficult to get the right to participate in this competition and right from the first round I could realize that all matches in the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League are very difficult” head coach Grapa says. “All teams are very strong and they could easily compete at the World Championship and beat there some good national teams. We know that our opponents are strong but at the same time our expectations are high. We want to win with Volero and we will be doing everything we can to achieve this goal. It is a game we play for our fans and also for those who have been helping the team and turned into reality our wish to participate in the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League.”
“We have been waiting for this moment to come and I hope we will enjoy a world-class match on Tuesday” adds Romanian middle-blocker Mihaela Herlea. “Our fans here in Bacau deserve a victory and we will be doing our best to make this wish come true.”