The MEVZA League is going to resume with six fixtures between November 30 and December 2. In the men’s competition Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO) will challenge their national rivals and leaders in the current standing ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO) this coming Sunday. The defending champions are two points ahead of Calcit Volley, but they have played one match more than their closest pursuers so far.
The first encounter this season about two month ago ended in a surprising sweep for Calcit Volley. “Of course it was nice to start with a win over ACH Volley, but they were not in full strength at that time. Anyway, three points are three points. I don’t think that their players are already focusing on the Champions League match next week. Rather, they are aware of the importance of this MEVZA League duel, because it will also count for the national championship. We will do our best to overcome them for the second time in a row. To play on home soil in front of our home crowd will be an advantage”, Calcit Volley’s middle blocker Mario Koncilja is looking forward to the top match of the week.
Already on Saturday, Mladost Ribola KASTELA (CRO) and past season’s silver-medallists SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT) are going to continue their fight for a spot in the Final Four tournament, while OK MARIBOR (SLO) will welcome third-placed Mladost ZAGREB (CRO) on Monday. Croatia’s national champions as well as Mladost Ribola and Zadruga AICH/DOB have won three matches out of six this far.
In the women’s MEVZA League two Slovenian sides are going to battle for supremacy in the table as well, when Nova KBM Branik MARIBOR host Calcit Volley KAMNIK in the seventh round next Monday. Currently, the two teams are topping the charts on 14 points each. OK KASTELA (CRO) vs. Mladost ZAGREB (CRO) and bottom of the table UOK Banjaluka Volley BANJA LUKA (BIH) vs. ZOK Bimal-Jedinstvo BRCKO (BIH) will contest two more national derbies on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Men’s MEVZA League
30.11., 19:00: OK Mladost Ribola KASTELA (CRO) vs. SK Zadruga AICH/DOB (AUT)
01.12., 20:30: Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO) vs. ACH Volley LJUBLJANA (SLO)
02.12., 20:00: OK MARIBOR (SLO) vs. HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO)
Women’s MEVZA League
30.11., 17:00: HOK KASTELA (CRO) vs. HAOK Mladost ZAGREB (CRO)
01.12., 19:00: UOK Banjaluka Volley BANJA LUKA (BIH) vs. ZOK Bimal-Jedinstvo BRCKO (BIH)
02.12., 18:00: Nova KBM Branik MARIBOR (SLO) vs. Calcit Volley KAMNIK (SLO)