03. 05. 2019

GRE M: Olympiacos ruthless to PAOK in Game 1 of playoff finals, Aleksiev’s back in action

Source: volleyleague.gr; Photo: olympiacossfp.gr

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Olympiacos S.F.P. made the first step towards winning the Greek Men’s Volleyball Championship title.

 

By defeating the second seed P.A.O.K. in straight sets, partially 25-22-25-22, 25-21, at home (packed Melina Merkouri hall, nearly 2,000 spectators present) in the first match of the 2018/19 Volley League Pame Stoixima playoff finals, the top seed Olympiacos S.F.P. took the lead in the series.

With Bulgarian outside hitter Todor Aleksiev returning to action after a long time, Olympiacos did not give much of a room for the fierce rivals to emerge victoriously tonight. Canadian Gavin Schmitt top-scored for the winning side with 16 points (4 aces). Serbian Aleksandar Okolić notched 17 points for P.A.O.K.

The next match between the two teams will be held on May 6 in Thessaloniki.

2018/19 Volley League Pame Stoixima playoff finals – Game 1:

(1) Olympiacos S.F.P. – (2) P.A.O.K. 3-0 (25-22-25-22, 25-21), series 1-0

 

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