ACH Volley LJUBLJANA extended their winning streak in the men’s MEVZA League to three games in a row. The defending champions celebrated an away sweep (25-20, 25-20, 25-19) over underdogs Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL this Friday evening. As a result, Slovenia’s dominant side for recent years top the charts on nine points, while Austria’s national league runners-up were not able to claim a single point for the standing of the competition so far. ACH Volley’s Bozidar Vucicevic topped the scorers on a total of 17 points, as Lukasz Szarek from the hosts recorded 11 to his name.
“ACH Volley was very well prepared and deserved to win. We can learn a lot from these matches; that’s for sure. To keep up with such high-quality teams, it takes tactical discipline that we did not have today”, Union WALDVIERTEL head coach Zdenek Smejkal explained.
On Saturday, 2019 MEVZA League silver medallists SK Zadruga AICH/DOB are going to challenge Mladost ZAGREB. The Croatian national champions will get a chance to recapture the top spot in the standings. Mladost Ribola KASTELA and Calcit Volley KAMNIK are due to contest the closing fixture of the fourth leg on Sunday evening.
Men’s MEVZA League, leg 4
25.10.: Union Raiffeisen WALDVIERTEL (AUT) vs. ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) 0-3 (20-25, 20-25, 19-25)
26.10., 19:00: SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) vs. HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO)
27.10., 18:00: OK Mladost Ribola KASTELA (CRO) vs. Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO)
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