Skip Navigation LinksNews > News Details

21/03/2019 23:20
NOVARA claim semi-final ticket after two sets only
2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women

Luxembourg, March 21, 2019. We will see two Italy-Turkey battles in the 2019 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women semi-finals. Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA followed their 3-1 victory of last week up with a 2-0 lead, giving them the needed edge over Allianz MTV STUTTGART. Paola Egonu had already scored 18 points by then. The German side weren't finished with the #CLVolleyW season and gave it their all, pushing NOVARA to a close fifth set. The Italian side eventually won the tiebreak 16-14.

Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA (ITA) vs Allianz MTV STUTTGART (GER) 3-2 (25-14, 25-22, 16-25, 18-25, 16-14)

  • For the first time in their history, NOVARA claimed a spot in the CEV Champions League semi-finals.
  • Michelle Bartsch-Hackley was awarded MVP of the match after scoring 16 points with 67% attack rate.
  • After losing the first and second set, Allianz MTV STUTTGART mounted an awesome comeback and took the game to the tiebreak. In the crucial fifth set the German girls made another amazing comeback from 6-13 to 14-14 before NOVARA won the set and the match 16-14.
  • 1,850 people attended the match, including about 50 people coming from Stuttgart.
  • Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA have won eight matches out of eight so far in their European campaign. In the semi-final they will now face the reigning champions of VakifBank ISTANBUL.

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, outside hitter of Igor Gorgonzola NOVARA: "We are happy and proud, our target was to achieve a spot in the semi-finals and we made it by playing very good in the first two sets. Now we look forward to playing VakifBank ISTANBUL: they have amazing players and we expect to play two very tough games. We will push ourselves and practice hard to get ready for such important matches."

Deborah van Daelen, opposite and captain of Allianz MTV STUTTGART: "We did a great job, we just regret having started the match badly. But in the end we fought head-to-head against a great team as NOVARA are. We are thankful to our fans who made it to Novara to support us and I am sure we made them proud." 

For further information, click here.

News nr. 38 of 178
23/03/2019 09:00:00
Down to four in race to compete at #SuperFinalsBerlin, buy your tickets!
21/03/2019 09:00:00
NOVARA need two sets from re-match with German sensation to make it to semis

Advanced Search
Open the calendar popup.
Open the calendar popup.

There are no matches appointed for today

CEV Competition Social Media