The women’s volleyball team of Hapoel Kfar Saba defeated “Krim” Ljubljana 0: 3 tonight (Wednesday), thus completing a double victory over the Slovenians and qualifying for the quarterfinals of the European Challenge Cup.
In the quarterfinals the team will face a rival from Romania in the battle for promotion to the quarterfinals. The first match will be played in Romania in December (between the seventh and ninth), and the rematch in the country will be a week later. So far, Hapoel Kfar Saba has won all four of its games in the Challenge Cup against rivals from Latvia and Slovenia.
Kfar Saba, under the guidance of coach Elad Spegget, came to Ljubljana with a home win in three sets, and knew that in order to continue in the factory she had to win reciprocally as well. The green players of the Greens contributed a lot to the game, and in the first set the team came determined and won without a problem 15:25.
In the second set the Slovenians gave a fight, but Hannah Kotora and Gina Lopez led the Greens to another victory 20:25. Encouraged by their promising advantage in the first two sets, Kfar Saba continued its momentum in the third set as well, and did not allow its opponent to return to the game. The third set ended in a crushing victory, 13:25, and ended 0: 3 in the sets for Hapoel Kfar Saba, which will continue for a warm European winter in the Challenge Cup.
We excelled at Hapoel Kfar Saba: Hannah Couture with 14 points; Gina Lopez with 13 points (four of them aces); Nicole del Rio finished with 8 points and young Amit Kimmel finished with 6 points.