25 June 2021

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Poland: Ślepsk Malow Suwałki scare ZAKSA but fail to break their invincibility, Jastrzębski Węgiel sweep Skra Bełchatów

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Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle are still undefeated in the 2020/21 Polish Plusliga: they defeated Ślepsk Malow Suwałki after being forced to work hard in each of the four sets as underdogs forced each one of them into an exciting finish: 3-1 (26:24, 26:24, 23:25, 25,23). The match valid for Round 21 lasted for more than two hours, with the winners that kept their invincibility (18-0), and Ślepsk remained eighth-placed. Kamil Semeniuk stood out in Zaksa with 23 points.
On the other match of the day, Jastrzębski Węgiel swept PGE Skra Bełchatów in a delayed match of the 6th round. Jakub Bucki top-scored the winners with 14 points, while Ukrainian Jurij Gladyr served 5 aces and Jakub Popiwczak made 79 % reception (14 digs, 43 % perfect). After this victory, the Jastrzębie-Zdrój side firmed its position as the vice-leaders, while Skra suffered a third defeat in a row and remained sixth.

📌| 2020/21 Polish PlusLiga regular season – weekend program

Recovery match of Round 6
| PGE Skra Belchatow — Jastrzebski Wegiel 0-3 (25:27, 23:25, 18:25)
Top Scorers: Petkovic 15, Ebadipour 12, Sander 9, Huber 4, Bieniek 4; Bucki 14, Szymura 13, Gladyr 11, Louati 7, Wisniewski 7. MVP: Popiwczak (L).

Recovery match of Round 21
| Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle – Slepsk Malow Suwalki 3-1 (26:24, 26:24, 23:25, 25:23)
Top Scorers: Semeniuk 23, Kaczmarek 17, Kochanowski 15, Sliwka 11, Smith 8; Boladz 25, T. Rousseaux 11, Sapinski 11, Walinski 8, Rohnka 7. MVP: Kochanowski.

January 17 | Recovery match of Round 1
| Asseco Resovia Rzeszow — Trefl Gdansk

Round 21
| GKS Katowice — VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa
| Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom — MKS Bedzin

📄| Standings
Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle 53
Jastrzebski Wegiel 40
Trefl Gdansk 36
VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa 32
Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 30
PGE Skra Belchatow 27
Asseco Resovia Rzeszow 26
Slepsk Malow Suwalki 26
GKS Katowice 26
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn 21
Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom 19
Cuprum Lubin 17
Stal Nysa 16
MKS Bedzin 6

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