In second match of Mevza League 2021/22, TJ Spartak Myjava faced VKP Bratislava on Friday evening.
The away team, who participate in the MEVZA League for the first time since 2008, celebrated a four sets (25:21, 25:17, 24:26, 29:27) victory in the Slovakian derby to top the charts. Myjava’s Matus Konc was the top scorer of the match with 25 points, while Daouda Yacoubou made 24 for the winning side.
Spartak Myjava head coach Martin Pipa: “We started into the game quite nervous. In the third set we were able to improve our performance. We fought in the fourth set as well, but although we were leading 22:19 the opponents played it better to the end.”
VKP Bratislava head coach Matus Kalny: “It was a valuable victory over a strong opponent. The first two sets were very good on our part, I have nothing to complain about. It’s a pity that we made unnecessary mistakes in the middle of the third set. That’s why the hosts came back into the game. In the fourth set, it could have gone either way, one point decided. It was definitely our best performance so far. Congratulations to the team!”
VKP Bratislava captain Juraj Zatko: “We are very happy about the victory. We were able to defeat a very strong opponent, what means a real encouragement for us. This win definitely motivates us for the next matches.”
On Thursday, last season’s Final Four hosts Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel claimed a hard-fought 3-2 (25:23, 25:18, 23:25, 25:20, 15:10) win over Austrian defending champions Graz in the season opener while this evening another derby is scheduled: Slovenian cup winners OK Calcit Kamnik will be facing Slovenia’s national champions and last season’s Mevza League runners-up OK Merkur Maribor.
All partecipants are: UVC Holding GRAZ (AUT), SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT), Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL (AUT), HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO), OK Merkur MARIBOR (SLO), Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO), OK ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO), TJ Spartak MYJAVA (SVK), VKP BRATISLAVA (SVK).
These teams initially compete in a double round robin format. After the end of these main rounds, there will be Final Four, and hosts will be announced later this year.
🏐| MEVZA LEAGUE 2021/22 – Main Round
| September 30, 2021
• UVC Holding Graz (AUT) – Union Volleyball Raiffeisen Waldviertel (AUT) 2-3 (23:25, 18:25, 25:23, 25:20, 10:15)
| October 1
👉🏼 VO TJ Spartak Myjava (SVK) – VKP Bratislava (SVK) 1-3 (21:25, 17:25, 26:24, 27:29)
| October 2, 20.00
• Calcit Volley Kamnik (SLO) – OK Merkur Maribor (SLO) 1-3 (34:32, 18:25, 24:26, 23:25)
| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
VKP Bratislava (SVK) 3
Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel (AUT) 2
UVC Holding Graz (AUT) 1
ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO) 0
HAOK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 0
OK Calcit Kamnik (SLO) 0
TJ Spartak Myjava (SVK) 0
OK MERKUR Maribor (SLO) 0
SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) 0
Source and Photo: Mevza.org