12:28 am - Sunday November 19, 2017

[ChampionsLeague] Enisey Krasnoyarsk hold on for tight win over Maritza Plovdiv 3-2

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria. November 7, 2017. Enisey Krasnoyarsk held off a fast-finishing Maritza Plovdiv to escape with a heart stopping 16-14 win in Tuesday’s 3rd Round away match in Plovdiv Bulgaria.

Maritza Plovdiv looked like they were coasting to victory when they scored their first two sets early, giving Enisey Krasnoyarsk a 25-22, 25-18 lead at Kolodruma Hall.

But after two sets, Maritza Plovdiv were coming directly from many mistakes, Enisey Krasnoyarsk showed strong defence and blocking to put them right in the hunt for their 2nd & 3rd sets against Maritza Plovdiv. Enisey Krasnoyarsk closed the door on the brave, under-strength Maritza Plovdiv to win the last set in a 16-14.

Maria Frolova went on to score 22 points, as well as Natalia Malykh marked up 17 points followed up.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk will fill supporters with confidence in next home match on November 11 at 17:00 local time.

Oleksandra Peretiatko, player of Enisey KRASNOYARSK: “We are coming from the grey winter conditions in Krasnoyarsk to this sunny spring-like weather in Plovdiv, which puts us in a great mood. We have been watching our opponents on video and have analysed their game. They have some good international players, against whom we played at the European Championship in Baku. They will also have the home-court advantage and the spectators on their side, so we are getting set for a serious fight and a high-level match.” 

2018 CEV European Champions League

3rd Round. Away Match

Maritza Plovdiv vs Enisey Krasnoyarsk 2-3 (25-21, 25-18, 22-25, 20-25, 14-16)

Maritza Plovdiv: N.Dimitrova 21, Petkova 11, Kitipova 2, Kamenova 21, Nikolova, S.Dimitrova 17, Teneva 2, Grigorova 9, Monova L, Todorova L, Andreeva 1, Shahpazova

Enisey Krasnoyarsk: O.Efimova 2, Manzyuk 6, E.Efimova 15, Bondar, Kryuchkova L, Malykh 17, Frolova 22, Shcheglova 13, Molodtsova 2, Peretyatko 3, Simonenko 1

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