Austrian defending champions UVC Holding Graz suffered a 0-3 (20:25, 17:25, 21:25) home defeats over Mevza League table leaders and title holders ACH Volley Ljubljana on Friday night.
The winners have not dropped a single point in the eight matches they have played so far, while Graz, on the other hand, are currently sitting in sixth place in the standing with four points with a 1-5 win-loss record. Among the hosts, no player reached a double digit, with Lorenz Rössl and Michael Ladner who were the top scorer with seven points each, while ACH Volley’s Jure Orkoglic topped the match scorers with a total of 11 points.
Competition will continue today: on Saturday, SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (third) will be facing OK MERKUR Maribor (second), while OK Calcit Kamnik (fifth) will be hosting TJ Spartak Myjava (seventh).
“We have our back to the wall after a bad start in the season. Therefore, we must win all the coming matches in the main round. There is nothing more to say,” said Kamnik’s Jan Klobucar.
The 28-year-old outside hitter has been struggling with injury problems in the past weeks. “But now it is getting better and better, I also felt quite good on the court on Wednesday.”
🏐| MEVZA LEAGUE 2021/22 – Main Round
| November 15, 2021
• TJ Spartak MYJAVA (SVK) – OK MERKUR MARIBOR (SLO) 1-3 (17:25, 25:22, 22:25, 20:25)
| November 17
• ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) – SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) 3-0 (25:19, 25:21, 25:22)
👉🏼 November 19
• UVC Holding GRAZ (AUT) – ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) 0-3 (20:25, 17:25, 21:25)
| November 20
• SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) – OK MERKUR MARIBOR (SLO)
• OK Calcit KAMNIK (SLO) – TJ Spartak MYJAVA (SVK)
| November 21
• HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO) – VKP BRATISLAVA (SVK)
🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) 24
OK MERKUR MARIBOR (SLO) 21
SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) 12
Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL (AUT) 5
Calcit KAMNIK (SLO) 4
UVC Holding GRAZ (AUT) 4
TJ Spartak MYJAVA (SVK) 3
VKP BRATISLAVA (SVK) 3
HAOK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 2
Source: MEVZA.ORG – Image: UVC Holding Graz