OrPo on top in third final but trails 1-2

IT took another five-set marathon, but Eliza Karley Hynes and her volleyball team have come up trumps in their latest Finnish women's league championship final game.

OrPo, which signed Bendigo-raised Hynes on a professional contract this season, won the third match in the best-of-seven series against reigning champions LP Viesti last Saturday.

The team trails 1-2 in the race for the league crown, with all three finals matches played so far stretching out to five hard-fought sets.

Hynes will travel 200km south-west of her home in Orivesi to the town of Salo for her next two matches on Friday and Saturday.

OrPo need to win at least one of the games to keep their campaign alive.

Hynes, an outside hitter, has played indoor and beach volleyball for Australia.

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