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Thursday, December 02, 2010

 The financial problems got the better of the Greek professional volleyball clubs, whose league announced the suspension of the A1 championship as of Thursday.

The league has been asking for funding from the state for a few months now, but its contacts with Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and General Secretary for Sports Panos Bitsaxis have not led to a solution.

What is more, the dire financial situation of the women's team of Panathinaikos to pull out of Europe's CEV Cup, while the men's team has decided to stay at the Champions League as the penalty for opting out would be heavier than the financial loss from its participation.

The depleted Greens suffered their first domestic loss of the season going down on Wednesday at Lamia 25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23 and are now second at the table, three points behind surprise leader PAOK. Lamia moved up to fourth, five points off the pace.

In the other games played over the weekend and on Monday, PAOK thrashed Panellinios 3-0 to reach 17 points out of six games, EA Patras won 3-1 at Kifissia, Olympiakos defeated visiting Apollon Kalamarias 3-0, Iraklis took the Thessaloniki derby with Aris by the same score and Ethnikos beat Epikouros at Alexandroupoli 3-1.

Iraklis 3 Aris 0 (32-30, 25-19, 25-17)

Olympiakos 3 Apollon Kalamarias 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-19)

Ethnikos Al. 3 Epikouros 1 (25-16, 25-16, 20-25, 25-23)

PAOK 3 Panellinios 0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-22)

Kifissia 1 EA Patras 3 (20-25, 23-25, 25-18, 16-25)

Lamia 3 Panathinaikos 1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23)

Standings (after six games): PAOK 17, Panathinaikos 14, Iraklis 13, Lamia 12, Ethnikos Al. 10, Olympiakos 10, Aris 9, EA Patras 8, Kifissia 7, Apollon K. 5, Epikouros 3, Panellinios 0.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

 Panathinaikos and PAOK stayed hand-in-hand at the top of the A1 division on Saturday and opened a four-point gap from third-placed Iraklis, who lost 3-2 at Patras.

 

Panathinaikos had absolutely no problems at bottom side Panellinios, winning 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-17), while PAOK emerged victorious from their clash with neighbouring Epikouros Polichnis with a 3-1 score (25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23).

 

EA Patras were desperate for a win to boost their morale after having three wins in four league games, and managed to turn around their home match with Iraklis.

 

The Thessaloniki side took the first set 25-18 and led 24-23 in the second, but EAP took it 26-24 and after dropping the third (26-24) they won the other two 25-22, 15-9.

 

Olympiakos moved up to sixth with an unconvincing 3-1 home win over Lamia (19-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22), that had coach Flavio Gulinelli breathe a sigh of relief in the end: “We badly needed this victory,” said the Italian, admitting that the team had a poor start to the game before improving their block and reception.

 

Apollon Kalamarias needed the tie-break to beat Kifissia at home. The Macedonian side won 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-9.

 

Finally on Sunday Aris dismissed visiting Ethnikos Alexandroupolis 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17).

 

Panellinios 0 Panathinaikos 3 (14-25, 22-25, 17-25)

Epikouros 1 PAOK 3 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 23-25)

EA Patras 3 Iraklis 2 (18-25, 26-24, 24-26, 25-22, 15-9)

Olympiakos 3 Lamia 1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22)

Apollon K. 3 Kifissia 2 (25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-9)

Aris 3 Ethnikos Al 1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17)

 

Standings (after five games): Panathinaikos 14, PAOK 14, Iraklis 10, Lamia 9, Aris 9, Olympiakos 7, Ethnikos Al. 7, Kifissia 7, EA Patras 5, Apollon K. 5, Epikouros 3, Panellinios 0.
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