Vrilissia routs Iraklis to keep first place in Greek women’s national league
News from the National Federations
Thessaloniki, Greece, January 9, 2014. In the last round of Greece women’s national league, Vrilissia ATHENS beat Iraklis THESSALONIKI in straight sets (25-15, 25-14, and 25-14) to cement their leadership and keep the top spot on the charts even though they have played one game more than their closest competitors, A.E.K. ATHENS and Olympiacos PIRAEUS. Evangelia Chantava and Leslie Figère (Turiaf) top scored in the game with 18 points apiece while the Brazilian player of Vrilissia, Julianna Ribeiro Escobar, skipped this round to recover from an injury.
“We played a very good game in all fundamentals, but especially our service and block were really strong” said Vrilissia head coach Manolis Roumeliotis. “We did not leave any chance to our opponents to find their way back into the game. I am very satisfied because this is a very good way to start the New Year and now we are very much looking forward to our next game where we are set to play A.O. MARKOPOULO.”
“Vrilissia was the pre-favourite going into this game and they lived up to their status displaying a very solid performance” commented Iraklis mentor, Bulgarian-born Valentin Mitev. “We could not find a way to stop their attacks and in the third set I started making some changes because I wanted our best players to have a little rest as next is a very important game with our neighbours of Stavroupoli THESSALONIKI.”