VARDAR – DIKEAS 21-17
Vardar ranked fifth in their first ever appearance at VRILITTOS following their victory over DIKEAS.
Nothing separated the two rivals in the beginning of the game (score 6-6), however Vardar decided to push hard in defence and built a four-goal gap by halftime. DIKEAS was unable to recover and lost the game finishing sixth, the best ranking amongst Greek clubs.
Andrijana Budimir Filipovska (Vardar Coach): “The match had no surprises for us. I am glad we won, but overall I am not that satisfied since we missed a place among the top four teams.”
Alexandros Alvanos (DIKEAS Coach): “It was a tough against a famous European club. We tried as hard as we could, but after playing five games in three days there was not much gas left in the tank. Congratulations to my players for their overall performance at VRILITTOS”.
3-2, 6-6, 10-6, 11-7 (Ημίχρονο), 12-8, 15-9, 19-11, 21-17
Vardar (Andrijana Budimir Filipovska): Mishevski, Cakalic, Pavlovski, Trajanovski, Zernovski, Petkov, Kalajdzieski, Dimitrievski, Srbinovski, Trajcevski, Grujovski, Savrevski, Dimcevski, Mircevski, Peshevski, Angelovski, Gorogunov, Asprovski.
DIKEAS (Alexandros Alvanos): Giantsa, Athanasakos, Kovanis, Kotsionis, Vasiliou, Chatzizafiriou, Stathis, Samaras, Karras, Varsos, Gilakis, Tsampodimos, Karabourniotis, Papantoniou, Routsias, Veziris, Kiartzidis, Aslis.
Suspensions: 3/0 Team penalties: 1/1 – 2/2