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Austria: Graz wins also final Game 2 against Aich/Dob! Sokol wins Game 1 for 5th place vs. Klagenfurt

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UVC Holding Graz also sensationally won the second DenizBank AG VL final game, by beating title super favorite SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 3:1 in their Raiffeisen Sportpark. Partially it was 25:22, 25:15, 22:25, 26:24.

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For regular season and defending champions Aich/Dob the reaction to the 2:3 home defeat Game 1 failed to materialize against a Graz highly motivated and consistent, and they were never in the lead after 9:8 in the first set until the beginning of the third.
Top scorers were Tiago Pereira with 20 points, author also of the decisive 26:24 in fourth sets and Lorenz Koraimann (17) among the winners, while Konrad Formela was the most prolific player in Aich/Dob jersey, with 18. Graz had 43% efficiency in attack against 34% of the rivals, they made 5 aces (against 1), were better also in blocking (17 to 11), and made 21 errors (against 34).
Game 3 will take place on April 18 in the JUFA-Arena Bleiburg.

In a match valid for 5th place, TJ Sokol Vienna V made a good start in Game 1, as they down Wörther-See-Löwen from Klagenfurt in a thilling five-sets-match and after a comeback from 1:2. Partially it was 29:27, 24:26, 20:25, 25:16, 15:7. Clemens Ecker, made 21 points for the winners.
Game 2 is scheduled on Wednesday in Klagenfurt.

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| DenizBank AG VLFinalserie (best-of-7)

| GAME 1 – April 7, 2021
SK Zadruga Aich/Dob – UVC Holding Graz 2:3 (31:33, 23:25, 25:20, 25:15, 11:15)

| GAME 2 – April 10
• UVC Holding Graz – SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 3:1 (25:22, 25:15, 22:25, 26:24)
| GAME 3 – April 18
SK Zadruga Aich/Dob – UVC Holding Graz 1-3 (22:25, 24:26, 25:21, 22:25)
| GAME 4 – April 21
UVC Holding Graz – SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 3:1 (20:25, 25:21, 25:22, 25:18)
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| Serie for 3rd Place (best-of-3)

| GAME 1 – April 14, 2021
Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel – VCA Amstetten NÖ 3:0 (25:20, 25:21, 25:21)
| GAME 2 – April 17
VCA Amstetten NÖ – Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel 0-3 (22:25, 19:25, 16:25)
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| Semifinals 5/8th place (best-of-3)
| March 20
VBC TLC Weiz – UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis 1-3 (25:19, 22:25, 13:25, 23:25)

| March 27
UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis – VBC TLC Weiz 3-1 (25:23, 20:25, 25:16, 25:18)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

| April 10
• TJ Sokol Wien V – VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt 3:2 (29:27, 24:26, 20:25, 25:16, 15:7)

| April 14
VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt – TJ Sokol Wien V 3:1 (23:25, 25:23, 25:17, 27:25)

| April 17
VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt – TJ Sokol Wien V 3-2 (15:25, 22:25, 25:23, 25:20, 15:10)

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