The top teams of Israeli women’s volleyball, Maccabi Haifa and the Hapoel KPF’sachieved a significant step this evening (Thursday) in advancing to the round of 16 of the Challenge Cup: Haifa defeated the Lithuanian Kovna 3:0, and later KF’s defeated the Finnish Lasso 3:1 away.
KPF’s went up to face the Finns, who finished with the upper hand in a tense first set that ended at 22:25 in their favor. The deficit managed to arouse the greens from Sharon, who showed a lot of spirit, and completed a tremendous turnaround with a victory 16:25, 15:25, and 26:28 in the three sets after that. Unisca Battista (23 points) and Fernanda Thoma (19 pts) Starred in the ranks of KPF’s.
team coach, grandfather honey, He concluded at the end of the game: “Our girls did a very good job. Each and every one contributed a lot to the victory. The girls stood up to the tactical tasks at a very high level. After two days of preparations here in Finland, it was a very sweet victory and a great feeling, but it is important to remember that we are not finished yet the work. I call on all sports fans in Kfar Saba to come on Wednesday to the Einstein Hall and be part of the experience.”
Earlier in the evening it was the group from Carmel, which met Kovna. The champion had no difficulty against her Lithuanian opponent, and won 17:25, 19:25, 14:25 in the three sets. The return match will take place tomorrow, when it is difficult to see what will prevent Haifa from getting the ticket to the next stage.
Katrina Filipitz She said at the end of the game: “It was a team effort tonight, everyone contributed their part, but we only did half the job. Tomorrow we have another game and we need to come back with motivation when we are ready to finish this round.”