YMCA – CROATIA ZAGREB 10-30
Holders Croatia successfully opened their campaign at the VRILITTOS 2017 tournament in Veroia. The Croats took the club from Thessaloniki by storm and justified the odds which rank them among the favourites to win the trophy this year as well.
Giorgos Vasileiadis (Coach YMCA): “My team will surely benefit by competing at this tournament. Croatia was far stronger than us. We should work really hard to reach that level of play in the future.”
Ivan Dragic (Assistant coach – Croatia Zagreb): VRILITTOS is a very well organised tournament. Although our opening game was played early in the morning we responded well. We aim to reach once more the final this year.”
1-5, 2-9, 2-12, 2-15 (Ημίχρονο), 4-19, 7-22, 9-24, 10-30
YMCA (Vasiliadis Georgios): Kokorotsikos, Tsihlis, Beqiri, Theocharides 1, Osagki, Karousis, Karatheodorou, Okantaridis, Hatzilias, Fotiadis 3, Damianidis 2, Marinis 1, Ntempos, Koritsas 3, Mpillias, Theodorou, Malabetas, Trempelas.
ZAGREB (Nino Markovic): Grdovic 3, Sres 2, Jutrisa 2, Goluza 2, Konrad 3, Budimir 1, Strkocic 4, Neralic 1, Breges 1, Dendo, Puric, Trninic 2, Tintor 2, Klaric 4, Leskovec 3, Pandza, Turcic.
Referees: Suspensions: 0-3, Team penalties: 0/1-0-0.