UVC Holding Graz is only missing one win for a historic championship title, first in club history, as they won also Game 3 of DenizBank AG VL final best-of-7 final duel against regular season winners and super favorite SK Zadruga Aich/Dob. They won in four sets, partially (23:25, 24:26, 25:21, 22:25) in the JUFA-Arena Bleiburg. The Carinthians did not deny the effort to achieve the turnaround, but the rivals were absolutely better in key moments of the match.
In the second set Graz was able to recover a 5-point deficit, then destroy a chance to equalize and shortly afterwards took advantage of their opportunity to 2-0.
They also started strong, 1:6, in third set, but the hosts were able to recover. Nothing to do, because Graz won also fourth!
Top scorers were Konrad Formela (23) and Sergej Drobnic (13), while Podlesny made 5 winning blocks for Aich/Dob, and Lorenz Koraimann (15) and Tiago Pereira (14) for Graz.
The decisive Game 4 will be played on Wednesday, in Graz.
| DenizBank AG VL – Finalserie (best-of-7)
| 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)