Skip Navigation LinksNews > News
News
13/03/2016 22:44
Rookies TRABZON Idman Ocagi secure historic qualification for Challenge Cup final
2016 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup - Women

Trabzon, Turkey, March 13, 2016. On Sunday Turkey’s TRABZON Idman Ocagi added another chapter to their fairy tale in the 2016 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Women as the European Cup rookies qualified for the final stage of the competition after recording a 3-0 home victory (25-18, 26-24, 25-22) over 2014 gold medallists Zarechie ODINTSOVO of Russia. Last Wednesday TRABZON Idman Ocagi had claimed a sensational 3-2 away win in Odintsovo and on Sunday their supremacy was even more astounding, this shaping up a fairly surprising ‘grand finale’ with Romania’s C.S.M. BUCURESTI.

It should be noted that TRABZON Idman Ocagi got the right to compete in this year’s CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup only after winning the 2015 edition of the BVA Cup. Their fairy tale continued on Sunday as they caught a flying start of their re-match with Zarechie leading from start to end of the opening set (8-5, 16-8) this resulting in a compelling 25-18 win.

The second set was a dramatic and close race with TRABZON leading 8-7 at the first technical time-out but their Russian opponent put on a real fight, edging ahead by three points at the second mandatory break. After the actions resumed, TRABZON closed in and a closely-fought final section of the set eventually resulted in a 26-24 win for the home side as Sanja Malagurski (pictured, #3) stood out for TRABZON, well supported by Dilara Bilge.

Zarechie ODINTSOVO still had a chance to change the course of the game and reached the first technical time-out of the third set leading 8-7. The fight continued all the way through to the second mandatory break where this time around TRABZON edged ahead 16-15. As the local crowd never stopped cheering the home side on, the Turkish team eventually secured their victory at 25-22 to claim a spot in the final of the Challenge Cup and crown their first ever participation in the European Cups with a historic achievement.

News nr. 5915 of 20940
13/03/2016 23:51:00
Second seminar for young referees organised in Albania to improve understanding and interpretation of rules of the game
13/03/2016 20:49:00
No ordinary comeback for three-time Olympic champion Walsh Jennings
Advanced Search
From:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
To:
RadDatePicker
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Search for:
select

LiveScore
   
2019 CEV EGL M
Pool B
 
 
18:00Local Time
SPAIN
vs.
ESTONIA
View
Live
17:00Local Time
THE NETHERLANDS
vs.
CROATIA
Live
2019 CEV EGL M
Pool C
 
 
19:00Local Time
FINLAND
vs.
UKRAINE
View
Live
2019 CEV EGL W
Pool A
 
 
17:00Local Time
SWEDEN
vs.
CZECH REPUBLIC
View
Live
17:00Local Time
UKRAINE
vs.
SLOVAKIA
View
Live
2019 CEV EGL W
Pool B
 
 
15:00Local Time
HUNGARY
vs.
FRANCE
View
Live
2019 CEV EGL W
Pool C
 
 
16:00Local Time
FINLAND
vs.
SPAIN
View
Live
2019 CEV ESL M
Pool A
 
 
17:30Local Time
HUNGARY
vs.
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
View
Live
2019 CEV ESL M
Pool B
 
 
16:00Local Time
DENMARK
vs.
GEORGIA
View
Live
17:00Local Time
AZERBAIJAN
vs.
ROMANIA
View
Live
2019 CEV ESL W
Pool A
 
 
19:00Local Time
CYPRUS
vs.
ISRAEL
View
Live
17:00Local Time
ROMANIA
vs.
GEORGIA
View
Live
2019 CEV ESL W
Pool B
 
 
18:00Local Time
PORTUGAL
vs.
GREECE
View
Live
20:00Local Time
SLOVENIA
vs.
ESTONIA
View
Live


Calendar
Calendar
Title and navigation
Title and navigation
<<<May 2019><<
May 2019
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789