OK SIP ŠEMPETER secure spot in 8th Finals of CEV Challenge Cup
2017 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup - Men
Šempeter, Slovenia, December 22, 2016. On Thursday night OK SIP ŠEMPETER delivered a great performance and eventually progressed to the 1/8 finals of the 2017 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Men after claiming their re-match with MEDIMURJE Centrometal by 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-15).
Both teams were really motivated before the start of the re-match in Šempeter. After a close start, the home team stepped up their efforts and closed the first set with a comfortable advantage of eight points (25-17). The second set was pretty much like the previous one and OK SIP ŠEMPETER made it one step closer to qualifying to the next round.
In the last set the Slovenians caught a flying start and left the visiting team seven points behind at the first technical time-out. The players of SIP ŠEMPETER dominated the whole set and at the end rewarded their supporters with a 3-0 victory, thus securing their spot in the 1/8 finals of the Challenge Cup where they will meet Norway’s Viking TIF BERGEN.
Danijel Pokeršnik, player of OK SIP ŠEMPETER said: “It’s great to play in Europe! We delivered a much better performance than in the first match in Medimurje. I think that we were the better side in this clash. We are happy to have qualified to the next round and we are looking forward to going to Norway.”
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