Krasnodar Russian volleyball team brought the first European Cup in 15 years

  • Photo: © RIA Novosti.  Michael Mokrushin
  • Photo: © RIA Novosti. Michael Mokrushin

Krasnodar women's volleyball club team "Dinamo" beat Italian "Piacenza" and won the European Challenge Cup, bringing the Russian club's first European title in 15 years. 

Having won on March 20 in the first match in Piacenza (3-2) lost to the Russian club house with a score of 1-3 (22:25,25:22,23:25,24:26). The winner was defined in the "gold" set, which "Dynamo" won with a score of 15:8.

Initially, the team turns to score points, not giving each other off more than one goal. The turning point came closer to the second technical time-out — 15:11 in favor of "Piacenza".

Block out Florte Meiners to extend the visitors' 6 "- 20:14. Krasnodarka took four following a rally (18:20), but his own mistakes on the pitch did not allow them to win the first set — 25:22 in favor of "Piacenza".

Most of the second installment of the hostess led by a margin of four points (6:2, 14:10). In the second half of the set, Italians were able to return to the game (18:18), but the "Dynamo" due to certain actions Catherine Osichkinoy and Destinee Hooker pulled out a victory — 25:22.

In the third installment of "Piacenza" immediately cleaned up the initiative to their hands — 7:2. Clear the game on the block helped "Dynamo" even the score (9:9), and then in one of the game episodes injured a primary libero Stephanie Sansonna.Odnako it did not affect the reception of the Italians, which eventually took the set — 25:23.

Start of the fourth installment was held in a tense struggle — 7:7. In difficult times the game itself took the captain of "Dynamo" Marina Maryuhnich that unit and powerful shots scored three points — 15:11.

Mistress for a long time held a comfortable lead, but the "Piacenza" gradually undermined their defense. Meiners and Carmen Turlov brought the Italians winning points in the fourth game (26:24), and the final confrontation turned into "gold" set.

The team Giovanni Caprara was wrong twice on the pitch, and the "Dinamo" ahead — 6:3. Guests hit out of bounds, and handicap krasnodarok reached six points — 12:6. This advantage the Russians have not missed — 15:8, transfers RIA "Novosti".

"Dynamo" won the first European title for himself in history and at the same time interrupted by an unsuccessful series length of 15 years, during which the Russian women's clubs have not won the European turniry.V sezone-1997/98 victory in the Cup Winners' Cup won CSKA Moscow.

The most productive in the UMMC was Candace Parker, has issued a double-double (24 points and 11 rebounds) and Sandrine Gruda added to the 19 points 8 rebounds. In the treasury of Turkish women by 22 points brought Ivana Matovic and Angel Makkotri.

In addition, the victory in the championship match of women's basketball Euroleague gained from UMMC Ekaterinburg in a fight with the Turkish "Fenerbahce".

The decisive game of the tournament, which was held on Sunday in Yekaterinburg, ended with the score 82:56 in favor of UMMC.

"Foxes" became the best team in Europe for the second time in history. Earlier UMMC won the Euroleague in 2003. From 2008 to 2012 the Ekaterinburg team has consistently held the third place in the Euroleague

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