25 June 2021

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Austria: Waldviertel opens playoff quarterfinals with a clear win against Sokol

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Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel started the DenizBank AG VL Playoff Quarterfinals with a clear home win against TJ Sokol Wien V on Tuesday evening. Partially it was 25:22, 25:14, 25:19.
The guests was able only to compete with the Northmen in the first set, but the winners showed a great team spirit and a serie of spectacular defensive actions from the first to the last point.
Top scorers of the match were Martin Licek with 17 points and Marek Sulc (11) for the winners, while Clemens Ecker with 21 points was the only player on the other side of the net in double-digit.
Match stats are all in favor of Waldviertel: attack points 43 vs. 32, attack rate 53% vs. 39%, aces 4 vs. 0, service errors 10 vs. 14 and block points 8 vs. 5.
For Waldviertel, the Game 1 of quarterfinals was the start of a special week: on Saturday and Sunday they will host the Mevza League Final4 for the second time in a row, and they will welcome the Slovenian top teams ACH Volley Ljubljana, OK Merkur Maribor and OK Calcit Kamnik in the Zwettl sports hall. Last year, the hosts finished the competition sensationally in third place!

| Deniz Bank AG Volley League | Quarterfinals (best-of-3)

February 23 | Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel – TJ Sokol Wien V 3:0 (25:22, 25:14, 25:19)
February 25 | SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis – VCA Amstetten NÖ 2-3 (25:20, 17:25, 25:16, 22:25, 13:15)
February 27 | VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt – UVC Holding Graz 2-3 (11:25, 26:28, 25:23, 25:18, 11:15)
February 28 | VBC TLC Weiz – SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 0-3 (27:29, 20:25, 17:25)
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| March 6
VCA Amstetten NÖ – SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis 3-1 (11:25, 25:18, 25:21, 25:22)
TJ Sokol Wien V – Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel 1-3 (13:25, 25:23, 18:25, 14:25)

SK Zadruga Aich/Dob – VBC TLC Weiz 3-0 (25:20, 25:18, 25:18)
📸| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

UVC Holding Graz – VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt 3-0 (25:21, 25:19, 25:18)
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| March 7
UVC Holding Graz – VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt
VCA Amstetten NÖ – SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis
SK Zadruga Aich/Dob – VBC TLC Weiz
Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel – TJ Sokol Wien V
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Photos: Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel

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