3 December 2021

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Poland: Jastrzębski Węgiel and Skra Bełchatów to playoffs semifinals, Warszawa tie series vs Trefl Gdańsk

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Jastrzębski Węgiel became the first team to advance to the playoff semifinals of the 2020/21 Polish PlusLiga. The regular-season vice-champions Jastrzębski Węgiel won their semifinal series against the 7th-seed Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie. After sweeping rivals in the first game of the quarterfinals, in which both teams showed nervous performance, Jastrzębski downed the rivals in 4 sets in Game 2, partially 24:26, 25:18, 25:23, 25:22.
It was an amazing match for Mohamed Al Hachdadi, named MVP of the match. The Moroccan opposite was the top scorer of the match with 24 points, Łukasz Wiśniewski made 4 blocks, while Jakub Popiwczak made 71% reception (17 digs, 53% perfect).

In one of the biggest classic of the Polish volleyball, no.4 PGE Skra Bełchatów confidently beat 5th-seed Asseco Resovia Rzeszów in Game 2 with a clear 3-0, won the series and moved to the semifinals. American-Serbian duo Sander and Petković scored 15 points each on the winning side, while Karol Kłos sets up 4 blocks.

On the last Saturday match, No.6 VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa tied the series against 3rd-seed Trefl Gdańsk. The team from Polish capital prevailed in the tie-break. Bartosz Kwolek tallied 24 points including 4 blocks for Warszawa, while Belgian Igor Grobelny (15 points) stood out in reception (73%, 26 digs, 35% perfect).

| 2020/21 Polish PlusLiga, playoff semifinalsGame 2
| March 27, 2021
• Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie (7) – Jastrzebski Wegiel (2) 1-3 (26:24, 18:25, 23:25, 22:25) Serie: 0-2
Top Scorers: Bociek 15, Flavio Gualberto 12, Orczyk 11, Muagututia 8; Al Hachdadi 24, Szmyura 13, Wisniewski 12, Louati 12. MVP: Popiwczak.

• VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa (6) – Trefl Gdansk (3) 3-2 (25:22, 25:23, 21:25, 21:25, 15:13) Serie: 1-1
Top Scorers: Kwolek 24, Krol 17, Grobelny 15, Nowakowski 11; Wlazly 25, Lipinski 23, Reichert 11, Crer 9. MVP: Wojtaszek (L).

• Asseco Resovia Rzeszow (5) – PGE Skra Belchatow (4) 0-3 (20:25, 21:25, 22:25) Serie: 0-2
Top Scorers: Cebulj 13, Domagala 9, Butryn 5, Jendryk 4; Sander 15, Petkovic 15, Klos 9, Huber 8, Ebadipour 6. MVP: Petkovic.

| March 28
Slepsk Malow Suwalki (8) – Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle (1) 1-3 (25:20, 20:25, 21:25, 21:25) Serie: 0-2

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