23. 01. 2020

CEV CUP W: Dinamo Kazan sweep Monza, defending champs Busto save honor of Italian teams

Source: cev.eu; Photo: cev.eu

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Two big matches have closed first legs of the 8th finals of the 2nd tier of the European club competition – the 2020 CEV Women’s Volleyball Cup.


Newly promoted Russian Cup winners Dinamo Kazan swept the reigning CEV Challenge Cup winners Saugella Monza from Italy by a 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-19). Dinamo approached today’s encounter with a winning streak of 10 matches in all competitions and have extended it by one more match, mostly thanks to Croatian Samanta Fabris who scored 14 points. Serena Ortolani tallied 11 points for Monza, while Anna Danesi made 5 kill blocks.

The defending champions Unet e-work Busto Arsizio saved the honor of Italian teams in the first leg of the 8th finals by recording a straight-set victory against DevelopRes SkyRes Rzeszów from Poland.

2020 CEV Women’s Volleyball Cup, 1/8 finals – first leg

January 22:

Grupa Azoty Chemik Police (POL) - Sanaya Libby’s La Laguna (ESP) 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-16)

Fatum Nyíregyháza (HUN) – Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-21, 15-12)

Volero Le Cannet (FRA) - TS Volley Düdingen (SUI) 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16)

Minchanka Minsk (BLR) - ŽOK Bimal-Jedinstvo Brčko (BIH) 3-0 (25-8, 25-20, 25-16)

Hämeenlinna (FIN) - SSC Palmberg Schwerin (GER) 1-3 (19-25, 25-23, 20-25, 16-25)

Hermes Rekkenshop Oostende (BEL) - Asterix Avo Beveren (BEL) 2-3 (19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 14-16)

January 23:

Dinamo Kazan (RUS) – Saugella Monza (ITA) 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-19)

Unet e-work Busto Arsizio (ITA) - DevelopRes SkyRes Rzeszów (POL) 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-22)



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