The Austrian Volley Cup is again in the hands of UVC Holding Graz. The defending champions defeated the Austrian champions of SK Zadruga Aich/Dob in the final of the final four tournament in the well-packed Raiffeisen Sportpark Graz 3:2, partially 23:25, 15:25, 26:24, 25:20, 15:10.
With a 0-2 advantage, Aich/Dob already felt the victory in their pocket. However, the hosts made an amazing comeback to claim the fourth cup in club’s history after 2012, 2015 and 2019.
Aich/Dob gave an impressive performance until the half of third partial, above all the top scorer Thomas Tröthann. In third set, however, the hosts reacted, led by their noisy home fans: initially they put down 4 points in a row and then also came back in the hot phase of the set, on 21:23.
In fourth set Graz had found the right rhythm, and immediately improved (7:3) and did not gave up until the end.
In the tie break Aich/Dob fly on 0:4 and 5:8. However, a tough Graz was able to move from 10:10 to 13:10. Two mistakes later, hosts celebrated a stunning comeback to defend their title!
Lorenz Koraimann top-scored for the winners with 26, while Lukas Kühl also contributed with 14. Thomas Tröthann and Max Landfahrer put down 26 and 21 points respectively for Aich/Dob.
Energie Steiermark Austrian Volley Cup Final Four
• ATSC Kelag Wildcats Klagenfurt – ASKÖ Linz-Steg 0:3 (12:25, 16:25, 14:25)
• TI-esssecaffé-volley – UVC Holding Graz 0:3 (17:25, 11:25, 12:25)
• UVC Holding Graz – UVC Weberzeile Ried 3:0 (25:20, 25:22, 25:20) —PHOTOGALLERY—
• VBK Wörther-See Löwen Klagenfurt – SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 2:3 (26:24, 19:25, 25:23, 19:25, 13:15) —PHOTOGALLERY—
Final Men – March 1
• UVC Holding Graz – SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 3-2 (23:25, 15:25, 26:24, 25:20, 15:10)–PHOTOGALLERY—