In a closely contested match at Amstetten, the home team VCA Amstetten NÖ put up a spirited fight against HAOK Mladost Zagreb in the first set. Despite their efforts, the 21-time Croatian Men’s First League champions Zagreb clinched the first set with a score of 25-22.
The Austrian team made a strong start in the subsequent set, initially leading 2-0. However, HAOK Mladost Zagreb, buoyed by Blazo Milic‘s effective serving, rallied to score five consecutive points. Amstetten, showing resilience, bounced back to level the score and then moved ahead to 8-7. They maintained their lead despite Zagreb’s pressure, earning two set points and seizing the first opportunity to level the match at 25-22.
Carrying the momentum from their second-set victory, Amstetten intensified the pressure on Zagreb. Midway through the third set, they led by four points and continued to widen the gap, eventually earning eight set points. Capitalizing on their first opportunity, Amstetten triumphed with a decisive 25-16 win.
Continuing their dominant performance into the fourth set, Amstetten maintained a consistent lead of two points in the first half. They successfully defended their advantage, ultimately securing their second victory of the MEVZA season.