National pride for Elpis On a special evening for Elpis Volleyball club, three “greens” played for the Greek National Women’s team on Sunday against Montenegro. Middle blocker Anna Kalandadze, outside hitter Alexia Kalantaridou and libero Iliana Iakovidou (who plays for Markopoulo Athens on loan from Elpis) all featured in this friendly game in Thessaloniki and Kalandadze made her first appearance for the Senior National team.

Among the 400 fans were teammates Sierra Wilson, Katerina Boletou, Maria Boletou, Athena Karamutsa and Anna Milona together with board members and fans of the club. Greece, preparing for the European Championships Qualifiers later this month, came from behind to secure a 2-2 “tie” in a four sets match.