Panathinaikos goes clear on top

Iraklis dropped a point at volleyball?s Thessaloniki derby with Aris on February 26, allowing Panathinaikos to go one point clear at the top of the A1 table.

Aris led 2-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-20) at home after the first three sets, but Iraklis came back to win three as well, landing the fourth 25-23 and the tie-break 15-13.

Panathinaikos, in turn, had a far easier evening on February 25, defeating visiting Lamia 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-23) with a full squad after a long period of injuries for several of its players.

Olympiakos stayed third, surviving a scare at Apollon Kalamarias. The Reds won 3-1 (25-18, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22) to get to within two points from Iraklis and three from the top.

Also on February 26, PAOK saw off bottom side Panellinios 3-1 (25-20, 16-25, 25-22, 25-14), coming fourth at the table, two points behind Olympiakos.

On Monday Epikouros scored a significant home win over Ethnikos Alexandroupolis. The Polichni side won 3-2 (23-25, 25-12, 25-19, 20-25, 15-11) to move further away from Panellinios.

In Europe?s Challenge Cup, EA Patras suffered a second defeat to Italy?s Macerata on February 27, this time away from home, and failed to reach the competition?s final.

The Italian powerhouse, which had beaten EAP in Greece with a 3-1 score, defeated the Peloponnesian side 3-0 at home (25-16, 25-16, 25-23) to put an end to a remarkable run by EAP in the competition.

Due to its European commitments, EAP had its league game against Kifissia postponed.

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