Olympiacos won its 35th title of the Greek champion.
Olympiacos defeated Vouliagmeni in a “crazy” 4th game of the finals (12:9) and clinched 9th consecutive title in the national league.
Both teams had ups and downs in the 4th game. Olympiacos started well. However, Vouliagmeni had a 2-goal advantage early in the third quarter. After that, Olympiacos responded with six goals in a row and secured the victory and the trophy.
Olympiacos – Vouliagmeni 12:9 (5:3, 1:4, 3:1, 3:1) – score in the series 3:1
Olympiacos: Genidounias 4, Skoumpakis 2, Mourikis 2, Chrysospathis 2, Kakaris 1, Kapotsis1.
Vouliagmeni: Kalogeropoulos 2, Basic 2, Mylonakis 1, Gkiouvetsis 1, Troulos 1, Lozina 1.
Olympiacos dictated the pace in the first quarter and entered the second period with a 5:3 advantage. Vouliagmeni opened the second quarter with two goals and equalized (5:5). Konstantinos Genidounias, who was the best scorer, just like in Olympiacos’ all three wins in the final series, converted a penalty in the 14th minute. He put the hosts in front (6:5). But, not for a long. Vouliagmeni scored two goals in the last 133 seconds of the first half (Troulos and Lozina), and it earned a 7:6 advantage.
Kalogeropoulos doubled the visitors’ advantage in the 19th minute (8:6). Kapotsis replied quickly for 7:8, while Mourikis scored from a power-play advantage to equalize (8:8) two minutes and 8 seconds before the last break. A minute later, Skoumpakis gave Olympiacos a 9:8 advantage.
The “red-whites” opened the fourth quarter in the same manner as they finished the third period.
Chrysospathis found the net from a counter-attack after 48 seconds of play in the final quarter for 10:8. Konstantinos Genidounias scored two goals within 37 seconds in the middle of this period. The hosts went 12:8 up and secured the win. Vouliagmeni couldn’t recover from a 0:6 series. Kalogerpoloulos scored just a consolation goal for the final score.
All champions – 38 titles: Ethnikos, 35: Olympiacos, 8: Patras, 4: Aris, 4: Glyfada, 4:Vouliagmeni, 1: Peiraikos 1.