MEVZA League Main Round continue: on Wednesday night, Slovenia’s national champions OK Merkur Maribor recover from one set down to secure a 19:25, 25:19, 25:22, 25:20 home win over their compatriots OK Calcit Kamnik. Ahmed Abulubaba Ikhbayri was the man of the match with 22 points, including four aces and two winning blocks, while Kamnik’s captain Jan Klobucar recorded 15.
As a result, the current table leaders increased their points to 15 with a perfect 5-0 win-loss record.
However, Defending champions ACH Volley Ljubljana emerged victorious from the clash with OK Merkur Maribor on Saturday night. The winners came from one set down to claim a 21:25, 26:24, 25:15, 25:17 away win in a very exciting Slovenian derby.
Therefore, ACH Volley moved up to the top spot in the current standing on 15 points. The eleven-time MEVZA League winners have not dropped a single point in the five matches they have contested so far. Alen Šket made 20 points for the away side, while Roland Gergye recorded 17 for Maribor.
Competition rookies TJ Spartak Myjava from Slovakia celebrated their first MEVZA League win on Sunday evening.
The team of head coach Martin Pipa made a clear 3-0 (25:17, 25:19, 25:11) win over Austria’s national champions UVC Holding Graz on home soil.
Thus, TJ Spartak MYJAVA moved up to fifth place in the current standing with three points, while bottom of the table UVC Holding Graz was not able to secure a victory in the four matches they have contested so far.
The best performance was by Patrik Pokopec who managed who score 13 points, while his team mate Erik Watzka also contributed with 11 points. Lorenz Koraimann recorded 8 points for the away side.
Martin Pipa, head coach TJ Spartak MYJAVA: “We pushed the opponent with our serve and also our defense was quite good. In the third set UVC Graz had nothing more to offer and we were able to finish the match with confidence. Congratulations to my players!”
Robert Koch, head coach UVC Holding GRAZ: “Today our reception was very poor, so it was hard to built the side-out. Of course Myjava served really well, but our opponents were also in a much better condition physically. Our weak points were pointed out to us by a very strong team. We have to increase physically and also technically.”
Competition will continue on November, 6.
🏐| MEVZA LEAGUE 2021/22 – Main Round
| October 23, 2021
• SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) – HAOK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 2-3 (25:12, 25:20, 21:25, 19:25, 11:15)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH
| October 27, 2021
• OK MERKUR MARIBOR (SLO) – OK Calcit KAMNIK (SLO) 3-1 (19:25, 25:19, 25:22, 25:20)
| October 30, 2021
• OK MERKUR MARIBOR (SLO) – ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) 1-3 (25:21, 24:26, 15:25, 17:25)
| October 31, 2021
• TJ Spartak MYJAVA (SVK) – UVC Holding GRAZ (AUT) 3-0 (25:17, 25:19, 25:11)
| November 6, 2021
HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO) – OK Calcit KAMNIK (SLO)
SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) – TJ Spartak MYJAVA (SVK)
UVC Holding GRAZ (AUT) – VKP BRATISLAVA (SVK)
🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) 15
OK MERKUR MARIBOR (SLO) 15
SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) 6
Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL (AUT) 5
TJ Spartak MYJAVA (SVK) 3
VKP BRATISLAVA (SVK) 3
HAOK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 2
Calcit KAMNIK (SLO) 1
UVC Holding GRAZ (AUT) 1
Source and Photo: MEVZA.org