ACH Volley Ljubljana is just one step away from a perfect regular season in Mevza League!
The absolut leaders in the current standing and defending champions recorded their fifteenth win in a row on Friday evening, by beating hosts HAOK Mladost Zagreb 3-1 (25:23, 27:29, 25:20, 25:16).
Thus, they increased their points to maximum of 45, and now they have only one match left in the regular season, on February 14 on the field of Final Four tournament hosts SK Zadruga AICH/DOB.
For the reigning Croatian champions, on the other hand, the home defeat means a serious setback in their race for qualification in Final Four. Top scorers of the match were Boris Busa (18) for HAOK Mladost ZAGREB, and Nikola Gjorgiev (26) for the winners.
In the second match played today, underdogs TJ Spartak Myjava secured three points on their home court by beating with a clear 3-0 (25:14, 25:19, 25:17) fifth-placed SK Zadruga AICH/DOB. Top scorers wete Matus Konc (16) for the winning side, and Xander Ketrzynski (10) for Aich/Dob.
Martin Pipa, head coach TJ Spartak Myjava: “We played very well today. We put pressure on our opponents with the serve and we defended well. Overall, I am satisfied with my teams’s performance. I hope that we will play that way more often.”
Zvonko Nikolic, head coach SK Zadruga AICH/DOB: “Congratulations to Myjava, they played very well and managed to put us under pressure with their serve, we were not able to resist.”
Already on Saturday, SK Zadruga AICH/DOB will be facing bottom of the table VKP Bratislava and UVC Holding GRAZ will be hosting second-placed OK MERKUR Maribor, while HAOK Mladost Zagreb will face TJ Spartak Myjava on Sunday.
🏐| 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) 1-3 (23:25, 29:27, 20:25, 16:25)
• TJ Spartak Myjava (SVK) – SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) 3-0 (25:14, 25:19, 25:17)
| 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) 45
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) 13
UVC Holding Graz (AUT) 5
VKP Bratislava (SVK) 3