SPORTS

Volleyball the winner in women?s cup final

Olympiakos won the women?s Cup on April 16, beating AEK in the final with a 3-2 score for its first trophy in women?s volleyball.

The final took place on the eastern Aegean island of Samos and was a wonderful contest that was thoroughly enjoyed by the peaceful crowd at the stands.

Olympiakos had to come back from a 2-1 deficit to put an end to a series of six finals in league and cup, where it saw a string of losses, to claim some silverware at last.

The players of coach Yiannis Nikolakis took the first set 25-22, but AEK improved its game to take the next two 25-17, 25-19.

However, Olympiakos stormed into the fourth set with a 6-0 advantage to win it 25-18 and force a tie-break.

Led by the final?s Most Valuable Player, Evi Hadava, Olympiakos took the fifth set 15-10 and the trophy, with Nikolakis stating that ?at last the efforts of the girls have been vindicated.?

The match was policed with such zeal that when Nikolakis crossed the court to celebrate with the Olympiakos fans at the stands, one police officer tried to arrest him.