Austria: Amstetten destroys Sokol to go in the top round. Ried wins 3-2 in Hartberg
VCA Amstetten NÖ secured with a 3-0 (25:17, 25:22, 25:23) over pursuers TJ Sokol Vienna V first place in the basic round 1 of DenizBank AG VL. In the top round, they will met SK Zadruga Aich / Dob, UVC Holding Graz and Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel.
Clemens Ecker with 15 points was the most prolific player for the hosts, while the top scorers for the winners where Eduardo Romay (19), and Fabian Kriener (11).
On the other match of the day, newcomers Hartberg missed an upset against UVC Weberzeile Ried who win, but only at the tie-break (22:25, 25:20, 22:25, 25:23, 9:15). Before the start of the season, the Innviertler were considered favorites to move up to the top round, but they made too many slip-ups and at best can still take second place in the first round. Tomasz Rutecki (19) and George Hobern (15) were the top scorers for the winners, while Maximilian Schedl (25) and Matthias Glatz (14) were the most prolific players for Hartberg.
The third game scheduled, VBC TLC Weiz – VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt had to be postponed.
📌| DenizBank AG VL Men | Matches of the weekend
🗓| November 20
🗓| November 21
TJ Sokol Wien V – VCA Amstetten NÖ 0-3 (17:25, 22:25, 23:25)
TSV Raiffeisen Hartberg – SG UVC Weberzeile Ried / Innkreis 2-3 (22:25, 25:20, 22:25, 25:23, 9:15)
VBC TLC Weiz – VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt POSTPONED