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Challenge Cup: Calcit Kamnik beats Skopje again to reach Milano in 1/8 finals

Calcit Volley Kamnik qualified the 8th Finals of the CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup 2021, and they did so in style after recording a second 3-0 victory (25:16, 25:17, 25:17) in as many games against OK Vardar Skopje from North Macedonia. Their next opponent in the competition will be Italyโ€™s Allianz Powervolley Milano.

Gregor Jeronฤiฤ, Calcit Volleyโ€™s head coach: “We are pleased with securing our spot in the 8th Finals. The difference in the quality between one team and the other was obvious, so we were able to give the opportunity to play to all members of the team and prepare them for what lies ahead. We are happy with the overall performance that we delivered – mainly because we had problems with the virus and for a long time, we did not even know if we were able to host and play these two matches. The next step is Milan. We know that this is a top team, in which a member of the Slovenian national team [Jan Kozamernik] plays. So far, we are not dealing with this problem. It is certainly a match that we are looking forward to and we will try to play it as good as possible and compete with them on a high level.


๐Ÿ“Œ| CEV Challenge Cup | 1/16 finals |

๐Ÿ—“| October 10
โ€ข UVC Weberzeile Ried – Marek Union Ivkoni Dupnitsa 0-3 (21:25, 16:25, 16:25)

๐Ÿ—“| November 2
โ€ข Gio Strumica – Omonia Nicosia 0-3 (20:25, 19:25, 18:25)

๐Ÿ—“| November 3

โ€ข Sporting Club de Portugal – Helios Grizzlys Giesen 3-0 (25:20, 25:22, 25:23)
Top Scorers: not avaible

โ€ข AS Cannes – Nantes (canceled for COVID)

โ€ข in Kamnik: OK Vardar Skopje – Calcit Volley Kamnik (postponed because the Slovenian federation suspended all competitions for two weeks)

โ€ข Second Leg | Omonia Nicosia – Gio Strumica (canceled)

๐Ÿ—“| November 4

โ€ข Halkbank Ankara – Hapoel Kfar Saba 3-1 (28:26, 25:19, 19:25, 25:17)
โ€ข VC Barkom-Kazhany Lviv – Dinamo Bucuresti 2-3 (25:22, 25:19, 21:25, 22:25, 9:15)
โ€ข Lindaren Luzern – Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel 0-3 (18:25, 21:25, 19:25) (single match)
โ€ข 2nd leg: Calcit Volley Kamnik – OK Vardar Skopje (postponed because the Slovenian federation suspended all competitions for two weeks)

๐Ÿ—“| November 5
โ€ข RTU-R Jurmala – VK Lvi Praha (postponed? Praha quarantined…)

๐Ÿ—“| November 6
โ€ข 2nd Leg | In Ankara: Hapoel Kfar Saba – Halkbank Ankara 0-3 (29:27, 25:23, 26:24)

โ€ข 2nd Leg | In Jurmala: VK Lvi Praga – RTU-R Jurmala (postponed? Praha quarantined…)

๐Ÿ—“| November 10
โ€ข Second Leg | Helios Grizzlys Giesen โ€” Sporting Lisboa 3-2 (25:22, 21:25, 22:25, 25:18, 15:12)

โ€ข Second Leg | Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel – Lindaren Luzern (canceled)

๐Ÿ—“| November 11
โ€ข Second Leg | Nantes – AS Cannes 2-3 (25:20, 18:25, 25:20, 28:30, 13:15)
โ€ข Second Leg | Dinamo Bucarest – VC Barkom-Kazhany Lviv (canceled)
โ€ข Ziraat Bankasi Ankara – A.J.F.Bastardo 3-1 (25:23, 23:25, 25:18, 25:21)

๐Ÿ—“| November 13
โ€ข in Ankara: Fonte Bastardo Azzorre – Ziraat Bankasi SK Ankara 3-2 (25:23, 21:25, 27:25, 22:25, 15:9)

๐Ÿ—“| November 17
โ€ข Calcit Volley Kamnik – OK Vardar Skopje 0-3 (12:25, 15:25, 17:25)

๐Ÿ—“| November 18
โ€ข Calcit Volley Kamnik โ€” OK Vardar Skopje 3-0 (25:16, 25:17, 25:17)
Top Scorers: Gasparini 16, R. Jeroncic 9, Kos 9; Iliev 11, Shulajkovski 6.

โ€ข VRCK Kazincbarcika (forfait) – Benfica
Benfica to 1/8 finals
โ€ข Sollentuna – TIF Viking Bergen (forfait)
Sollentuna to 1/8 finals
โ€ข SK Jekabpils Lusi (forfait) – Allianz Powervolley Milano
Allianz Powervolley Milano to 1/8 finals
โ€ข Epicentr-Podolyany Horodok – OK Partizan Beograd (forfait)
Epicentr-Podolyany Horodok to 1/8 finals
โ€ข Saaremaa – Lausanne (forfait)
Saaremaa to 1/8 finals
โ€ข Parnu VK – Tiikerit Kokkola (forfait)
Parnu to 1/8 finals

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