Rookies OK Mladost Brcko started their first MEVZA Cup campaign with a hard-fought 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13) home win over last season’s runners-up SK Zadruga Aich/Dob on Friday evening. Jovan Delic for Brcko was the best scorer of the match, with a total of 20 points to his name. Aich/Dob’s Victor Alcantara kept close with 19 points.
„The enthusiastic home crowd accounted for an awesome atmosphere. It was a tough fight. Unfortunately, we gave away a 2-1 sets lead. The hosts are a very strong team, which is particiating in this year’s Champions League edition as well. Our players still need some more time to find the right chemistry“, Aich/Dob’s Sports Director Martin Micheu explained.
Croatia’s national champions HAOK Mladost Zagreb celebrated a stunning sweep (25-22, 25-21, 25-19) at Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel. Lukasz Szarek top scored for the hosts with 18 points, while Tymofii Poluian recorded 15 points for the away team.
Zagreb and Aich/Dob top the charts on four points. Calcit Volley Kamnik follows in third place. The Slovenian side will get a chance to clinch the top spot on upcoming Wednesday, when they lock horns with OK Maribor in a Slovenian derby.
Middle European League Men 2019-20
09.10.: OK MARIBOR (SLO) vs. ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) 1:3 (25:23, 23:25, 14:25, 25:27)
11.10.: Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL (AUT) vs. HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO) 0-3 (22-25, 21-25, 19-25)
11.10.: OK Mladost BRCKO (BIH) vs. SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13)
16.10., 20:00: Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO) vs. OK MARIBOR (SLO)
18.10., 19:00: HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO) vs. OK Mladost BRCKO (BIH)
19.10., 18:00: OK Mladost Ribola KASTELA (CRO) vs. ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO)
SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT)
Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL (AUT)
OK Mladost BRCKO (BIH)
HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO)
OK Mladost Ribola KASTELA (CRO)
ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO)
Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO)
OK MARIBOR (SLO)