In MEVZA League main round, OK Calcit Kamnik secured three very important points for the standing, winning 3-1 (17:25, 25:20, 28:26, 25:23) on the field of TJ Spartak Myjava to improve their chances in the race for a Final Four ticket.
The team from Slovenia stands in third place now with 25 points, six ahead of HAOK Mladost Zagreb.
Top scorers today were Matus Konc (24), Michal Zeman and Patrik Pokopec (both 12) among the hosts, and Mitja Gasparini (16) and Danilo Pavlovic (15) for the winners.
Martin Pipa, head coach TJ Spartak Myjava: “I am happy that we are playing these international matches. My players are gaining experience that helps them to do steps forward. Today, we made some mistakes in the decisive moments. Congratulations to our opponents on that win.”
Matia Plesko, head coach OK Calcit Kamnik: “We knew that it would be another tough match. After a difficult first set we finally started playing better and that brought us the win. Overall, we are satisfied. We have a team of good quality and we needed these three points for the standing to keep us in the race for a Final Four spot.”
In the second match played on Wednesday, the unbeaten leaders ACH Volley Ljubljana celebrated another clear victory, trampling over Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel (25:11, 25:17, 25:21).
As a result, they increased their points to 42 from 14 matches they have contested so far!
Top scorers of the match were Nikola Gjorgiev (13) and Jan Pokersnik (12), and Daulton Sinoski (10) und Audrius Knasas (7) for Austrian side.
Jan Pokersnik, captain of ACH Volley Ljubljana: “We had a great start and gained a comfortable lead. At the beginning of the second set our opponents showed that they are a strong team, but we proved once again that we are in very good shape and, despite our tough match schedule, we won today’s match without any problems.”
Mladen Kasic, head coach ACH Volley Ljubljana: “Congratulations to my team. We played a great first set, but then unforced errors crept in. Anyway, we had the match under control all the time and deservedly secured another three points.”
🏐| MEVZA LEAGUE 2021/22 – Main Round
| January 26, 2022
• TJ Spartak Myjava (SVK) – OK Calcit Kamnik (SLO) 1-3 (25:17, 20:25, 26:28, 23:25)
• ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO) – Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel (AUT) 3-0 (25:11, 25:17, 25:21)
| January 28
• HAOK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) – ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO)
• TJ Spartak Myjava (SVK) – SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT)
| January 29
• VKP Bratislava (SVK) – SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT)
• UVC Holding Graz (AUT) – OK MERKUR Maribor (SLO)
| January 30
• HAOK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) – TJ Spartak Myjava (SVK)
🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO) 42
OK MERKUR Maribor (SLO) 30
OK Calcit Kamnik (SLO) 25
HAOK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 19
SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) 18
Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel (AUT) 16
TJ Spartak Myjava (SVK) 10
UVC Holding Graz (AUT) 5
VKP Bratislava (SVK) 3