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Neskaupstaður Icelandic Volleyball Champions

Þróttur in Neskaupstaður, East Iceland, a town of 1,400 inhabitants, became the Icelandic champions in women’s volleyball on Saturday, beating HK from Kópavogur 3-2 in the teams’ third game of the finals.

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“We just couldn’t do anything in the third and fourth round but managed to get our act together before the deciding round and thereby win the duel 3-0,” Þróttur’s captain and setter Kristín Salín Þórhallsdóttir told Morgunblaðið.

Þróttur had already beat HK twice in the finals but had to beat them once more to earn the championship title. On Saturday, Þróttur won the first two rounds but then HK struck back, winning the next two.

“We had a poor reception and their serves were good. The fourth round was terrible,” Kristín recounted. The end score of the fourth round was 25:8 for HK. “But we were determined to win the deciding round.”

And so they did. The score was even to start with but in the end, Þróttur stood up as the stronger team, to the delight of the audience in their packed home court. “We made it unnecessarily exciting for them,” Kristín concluded.

Þróttur Neskaupstaður and HK are currently the strongest teams in women’s volleyball in Iceland. HK recently won the Iceland Cup, beating Þróttur in Laugardalur sports arena in Reykjavík on March 24.

HK’s men’s team also won the Iceland Cup and is up against KA from Akureyri for the Icelandic Championship title.

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