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Poland: Kovacevic MVP as setter! Aluron struggled, but win at tie break on the field of Cuprum Lubin!

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What a strange game today in Lubin: the hosts refuse to postpone match, and their rivals, Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie, win with Uroš Kovačević as setter.
But, in order: Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie defeats Cuprum Lubin (without starting setter Sekita, replaced by Stepien) in advance of Round 18 of the 2021/22 Polish Plusliga by 2-3 (26:24, 25:23, 20:25, 25:19) as visitors, although they had no setters in their roster.
This role was performed by one of the most popular outside hitters in the world, Uroš Kovačević, who was also named MVP of the match.

Due to the injuries of both setters, Cavanna and Tavares, the 3rd-placed side in the competition asked Cuprum to postpone the match to another date. However, the Lubin-based team refused the proposal and the encounter went as scheduled.
The last time Kovačević played as a setter was during his youth career and today, despite he sometimes had problems organizing attacks for his teammates, the MVP award means that he did a really good job for the winners. Whenever he had the opportunity, the Serb also spiked, putting 8 points in total to his name (6/11 in attack, blocked once, 2 winning blocks).
Good performance for the winners also from the service line: 11 aces with 15 errors, against 6 aces and 16 errors for the hosts, as well as in blocking (12 vs. 7).

Dawid Konarski and Argentine Facundo Conte top-scored the club from Zawiercie with 19 points each, while Patryk Niemiec served 4 aces.
For the hosts very good Kapica, author of 22 points, 53% and 34% efficiency in attack and, above all, the serie in serving that re-open the game in fourth set, from 18-23 to 23-23.

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🏐| PlusLiga 2021/22 | Results & Program Round 18

| January 16, 2022
Jastrzębski Węgiel – Asseco Resovia Rzeszów 3-2 (26:24, 25:23, 20:25, 25:19)

👉🏼 January 27
• Cuprum Lubin – Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 2-3 (20:25, 21:25, 25:22, 26:24, 11:15)
Top Scorers: Kapica 22, Gunia 13, Walinski 12, Krage 12, Gierzot 9; Orczyk 21, Konarski 19, Conte 19, Niemiec 10, Kovacevic 8.
MVP: Kovacevic.

| January 28
PSG Stal Nysa – Trefl Gdańsk 0-3 (23:25, 23:25, 22:25)
Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom – Ślepsk Malow Suwałki 0-3 (20:25, 24:26, 16:25)

| January 29
LUK Lublin – Projekt Warszawa 3-0 (25:23, 26:24, 25:12)

| January 30
• Indykpol AZS Olsztyn – GKS Katowice

| Postponed
Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle – PGE Skra Bełchatów

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🏐| STANDINGS (updated on this day)
Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle 46
Jastrzebski Wegiel 43
Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 37
PGE Skra Belchatow 37
Projekt Warszawa 29
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów 27
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn 24
GKS Katowice 20
LUK Lublin 17
Trefl Gdansk 16
Cuprum Lubin 16
Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom 13
Slepsk Malow Suwalki 13
Stal Nysa 7

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