Hebar Pazardzhik and Maritza Plovdiv became the new winners of the Bulgarian Volleyball Cup.
The final of the Money+ Купа България 2023 мъже, 2023 Bulgarian Men’s Cup was extremely exciting.
In a match that was the end of a three-day elimination tournament played in Pazardzhik, the hosts Hebar made a complete turnaround and defeated Deya Sport Burgas 3-2 (15:25, 21:25, 25:22, 25:19, 15:12). It was was a battle between two Italian coaches: Camillo Placì (Hebar) and Francesco Cadeddu (Deya).
The two teams played an equal and thrilling game, in which Deya took a 2-0 lead in sets with a very effective game, but then the hosts, also inspired by the support of 2,000 home fans, significantly raised their level of play in all elements and pulled off a complete turnaround to win the trophy, which was the fourth time overall in their history that they triumphed in the competition.
Dobromir Dimitrov, the setter for the new-old Cup winners, was named MVP of the game.
Maritza won their eighth Bulgarian Cup, the sixth in a row, after a clear success over CSKA Sofia in the women’s final, Money+ Купа България 2023 жени, also in Pazardzhik, with a 3-0 (25:16, 25:20, 25:17).
With 13 points, Maritza’s top scorer was one of the country’s top prospects, 16-year-old opposite Iva Dudova, while Yoanna Atanasova was the top scorer for CSKA with 10 points.