Polish Tauron Cup: ZAKSA lift 4th trophy in a row! Jastrzębski defeated in straight sets!2 min read
The winners of 2022/23 Polish Tauron Cup?
Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, who in final defeat Jastrzębski Węgiel in three hard-fought sets (26:24, 29:27, 25:23) to lift their 4th trophy in a row, and the tenth in club’s history.
The grand finale of the competition drew an impressive crowd of 11,815, who were treated to a fantastic volleyball show.
ZAKSA put on an outstanding performance, skillfully turning the momentum in their favor during three tightly contested sets.
The tournament was an overall success, with a fantastic atmosphere and the historic tenth victory for the Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle.
The captain Aleksander Śliwka, delivered impressive performances in both matches and, in the final, he scored 18 points with a very good 57% efficiency in attack.
About the match itself, the defending champions were initially trailing by five points in the first set, but they proved their resilience by making up for the losses and defending the set ball. Eventually, they used the first set ball to win the set with a score of 26-24.
In the second set, Jastrzębski Węgiel took the lead with a score of 20-16 and they were almost able to tie the match. However, ZAKSA refused to give up and managed to level the score by scoring two points from 22-24. Like in the first game, they defended five set balls and then seized the first chance they earned, ultimately winning the set with a thrilling 29-27.
In the third set, the ZAKSA did not have to play catch-up with their opponents.
However their victory was hard-fought, and they won by a margin of only two points, finishing with a score of 25-23.
🏐| 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)
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