A week after the EuroVolley 2019 finals, the MEVZA 2020 edition began with national derbies in Zagreb, Bleiburg and Ljubljana.
HAOK Mladost Zagreb and Mladost Ribola Kastela played an exciting game lasted five sets in the first round in Zagreb. Mladost Ribola Kastela surprised in MEVZA opening match defeating HAOK Mladost Zagreb 3-2 (25:20, 27:25, 19:25, 20:25, 15:10).
Marino Marelic was the top scorer of the match with 25 points for HAOK Mladost, while in OK Mladost Ribola Kastela, Ivan Matokovic with 24 and Ivan Zeljkovic with 18 points scored were the top scorers.
In Ljubljana, reigning MEVZA League champions ACH Volley Ljubljana were defeated by Calcit Volley Kamnik 0-3 (23:25, 24:26, 22:25). Jan Pokersnik with 13 points was the top scorer for ACH Volley while in Calcit Volley Zupan Stembergar scored 13 and Milos Hebda added 12 points.
Austria’s top teams, 2019 MEVZA League runners-up, SK Zadruga Aich/Dob and Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel played national derby in JUFA-Arena. SK Zadruga Aich/Dob despite losing the first set, played better and won the match in four sets (14:21, 25:20, 25:19, 31:29).
HAOK Mladost Zagreb – OK Mladost Ribola Kastela 2-3 (20:25, 25:27, 25:19, 25:20, 10:15)
ACH Volley Ljubljana – Calcit Volley Kamnik 0-3 (23:25, 24:26, 22:25)
SK Zadruga Aich/Dob – Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel 3-1 (14:21, 25:20, 25:19, 31:29) GALLERY BELOW 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼