Following their strong performance and victory over Polish champions Chemik Police on Sunday, it was not meant to be for the ladies of Budowlani Łódź in the CEV cup against Galatasaray Istanbul. The Łódź team lost by 3:0 at the Atlas Arena yesterday evening.
Despite high spirits and willingness to fight for each ball and point, it was Galatasaray who celebrated victory and advanced to the next stage of the European cup. Though there may have been some disappointment among the players, fans of the club are proud of their team, having come this far in the competition.
Budowlani can now concentrate on the Polish championships. With two more matches to go in the regular season, the Łódź team comfortably sits in 3rd spot of the Orlen Liga (highest Polish women’s volleyball league) and has qualified for the championship play-offs. On Monday, Budowlani will travel to Piła (match will be live on Polsat Sport at 18:00) while playing host to Pałac Bydgoszcz the weekend after.
Grot Budowlani Łódź – Galatasaray Istanbul 0:3 (23:25, 18:25, 17:25)
Venue: Atlas Arena, Łódź