Skip Navigation LinksNews > News
News
13/02/2013 19:04
Second straight-set win powers Aurubis HAMBURG into semis
2013 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup - Women

Bucuresti, Romania, February 13, 2013. In what was the second clash starring two real rookies of the European Cups, Germany’s Aurubis HAMBURG cruised to another 3:0 win (25-21, 25-20, and 25-18) in their 1/4 final fixture with C.S.M. BUCURESTI to advance to the semis of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup and play there Rebecchi Nordmeccanica PIACENZA of Italy.
Everything did work just fine on Wednesday for Aurubis as they played C.S.M. BUCURESTI at Sala Polivalenta in Romania’s capital city with 500 supporters in attendance. The first set was quite close and C.S.M. BUCURESTI was able to keep the score tight (20:17) before losing four points in a row as Aurubis sailed away for the final 25-21.
The guests from Germany caught a good start also in the second set (6:2) and got a margin of five after the second technical time-out (17:12), something that the hosts could not compensate for. Things did not change at all also in the third set as Aurubis stormed out to a 9:3 lead and could keep control of the operations up to the very end (25-18) for the second 3:0 win in about one week. Vendula Merkova (pictured), Imke Wedekind and Ciara Michel paced the German side with 12, 10 and 8 points respectively.
“We know it will be tough against PIACENZA but I think we still haven’t played our best. We played well here as we had scouted our opponents very carefully after the first match. Our mission was a bit easier as Mariya Karakasheva could not play for C.S.M. BUCURESTI tonight” German mentor Helmut von Soosten says.
The Bulgarian player got injured at her right eye only a couple of days ago. “With her contribution this would have been a different game. However, that’s the way it is and I wish them good luck for the semis” Romanian middle blocker Roxana Ivanof stresses. “Aurubis was the better team tonight and we knew they were strong since the past week. We did hope we could make it to the golden set but it was even impossible to win a set in the end” says local assistant coach Iulian Coiculescu.  

Click here for more info including detailed stats of the match

News nr. 1581 of 5936
13/02/2013 22:50:00
Rookie LATINA writes piece of history by making it to CEV Cup final
13/02/2013 19:00:00
Halkbank books ticket to CEV Cup final after another classy performance
Advanced Search
From:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
To:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Search for:
select

LiveScore
   
2015 CHW
1st Round
 
 
20:00Local Time
SLIEDRECHT Sport
vs.
Vasas Obuda BUDAPEST
Live
19:00Local Time
ŽOK GACKO
vs.
Ilbank ANKARA
View
Live


Calendar
Calendar
Title and navigation
<<<October 2014>>>
October 2014
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789