16. 02. 2020

Lycurgus win men’s Dutch Cup, Sliedrecht crowned in women’s competition

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Men’s team of SAMEN.Lycurgus and Women’s Sliedrecht Sport became the winners of the 2019/20 Dutch Volleyball Cup.

 

SAMEN.Lycurgus has conquered the national volleyball cup (nationale beker) for the second time in history. The team from Groningen beat Draisma Dynamo in the final in Den Bosch by a 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 28-26, 30-28).

Dynamo had a misfortune to lose their starting middle blocker Maikel van Zeist in the first set due to an ankle injury. Because of the injuries that occurred prior to the match, there were no more middle blockers in Dynamo registered for the encounter, so their head coach Redbad Strikwerda had to use outside hitter Wessel Blom and opposite hitter Nico Manenschijn on this position. In the league, Lycurgus already lost twice to Dynamo this season, so today’s victory healed most of their wounds.

2019/20 Nationale beker, Men - final

Draisma Dynamo - SAMEN.Lycurgus 1-3 (25-22, 18-25, 26-28, 28-30)

 

In the women’s final that followed men’s decider, Sliedrecht Sport was crowned national cup winners for the third year in a row (the fifth time in total). Sliedrecht won swept sensational finalists Laudame Financials VCN, who compete in the second division (Topdivisie). VCN fought hard, pushing favorites deep into the overtime in the second set.

2019/20 Nationale beker, Women - final

Laudame Financials VCN - Sliedrecht Sport 0-3 (14-25, 31-33, 14-25)

 

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