BEACH VOLLEYBALL


Dinamo KAZAN come from behind to seize women’s CEV Cup crown!

Saturday 15th of April 2017

Busto Arsizio, Italy, April 15, 2017. Dinamo KAZAN are the winners of the 2017 CEV Volleyball Cup – Women! The Russian ‘armada’ achieved this feat after claiming their second matchup with Unet Yamamay BUSTO ARSIZIO 3-2 (23-25, 16-25, 25-12, 25-21, 15-12) to follow on the 3-1 victory they achieved this past Tuesday on home soil. This result accounts for Dinamo’s second European trophy – the Russians had previously stood on top of the podium of the elite CEV Volleyball Champions League in 2014.

 

The ‘grand finale’ of this year’s CEV Volleyball Cup was a real show for some 3,500 fans in attendance at Palayamamay. Irina Zariazhko and Irina Voronkova – who scored 14 and 19 points, respectively – played a leading role in Dinamo’s victory. Valentina Diouf – who scored 22 times for the home side – received the award for the MVP of the finals.  

Unet Yamamay caught a promising start to the match with Diouf scoring eight points for the hosts in the first set (Voronkova recorded seven for Dinamo) on the way to a 25-23 win sealed by a block from Federica Stufi. 

Dinamo KAZAN struggled to find their game in the second set – and Unet Yamamay imposed their rule with Stufi and Valentina Fiorin scoring five points and three blocks, respectively, for a compelling 25-16 win.



Dinamo, however, responded and single-handedly won the third set (25-12) with Zariazhko scoring five times and Voronkova successfully finishing 50% of her attempts in attack. 

The fourth set was a close battle – Diouf scored seven points but Daria Isaeva and Voronkova proved decisive for Dinamo towards the end (25-21). The tiebreak did not have any significance since by taking two sets Dinamo had already made sure they would raise the cup. 

Elitsa Vasileva, player of Dinamo KAZAN: “It was a very difficult game similar to the match we played in Kazan a few days ago. We started very slowly, however we were able to react and win. I am very happy for my team.” 

Noemi Signorile, player of Unet Yamamay BUSTO ARSIZIO: “We tried our best and we have quite some regrets because we were only a few points away from causing a sensation. We feel sorry especially for the great fans who supported us in such an amazing way tonight.” 

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Information by cev.lu