The winner of the Polish Tauron Cup trophy will be determined on Sunday with a big match between Grupa Azoty Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle and Jastrzębski Węgiel.
Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle is favorite to win their 10th Polish Cup Trophy, adding to their impressive record of 13 final appearances!
In the semifinals played on Saturday held in Kraków, they secured a clear 3-0 (25:18, 25:20, 25:19) win over Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie, a team that has qualified for the final tournament of the Polish Cup three times, but has never made it to the final match.
On each occasion, Zaksa has been the obstacle in their way, winning 3-1 in 2019, 3-2 in 2021, and now 3-0!
Bartosz Bendnorz, Lukasz Kaczmarek, and Alexander Sliwka scored 12 points each for Zaksa while, on the losing side, Uros Kovacevic and Dawid Dulski were the most prolific players with 9 points each.
Also Jastrzębski Węgiel advanced to the decisive match for the eighth time, following the second semifinals.
They achieved an easy 3-0 victory (25:17, 25:19, 25:17) over current Plusliga leaders Asseco Resovia.
The top scorer of the match was Stephen Boyer, who scored 20 points, while Tomasz Fornal also contributed 16 points. On the other side of the net no players in double digit: Klemen Cebulj was the most effective player with 9 points.
🏐| 2022/23 Polish Tauron Cup – Semifinals
February 25, 2023
• 14.45 (Local Time) | Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie – Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 0-3 (18:25, 20:25, 19:25)
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Jastrzębski Węgiel – Asseco Resovia Rzeszów 3-0 (25:17, 25:19, 25:17)
February 26, 2023
• 14.45 (Local Time) | Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle – Jastrzębski Węgiel 3-0 (26:24, 29:27, 25:23)