Rieker UJS Komárno Triumphs Over MOK Mursa Osijek in MEVZA League Match
Rieker UJS Komárno showcased a commanding performance against MOK Mursa Osijek in the first tournament of the MEVZA Men’s Middle European League held in Székesfehérvár.
The Croatian team, grappling with the absence of their captain, Tino Busak Vidakovic in the crucial libero position, faced an uphill battle. The absence was felt even more acutely as the match progressed, with signs of fatigue becoming evident after the second set. Komárno capitalized on these challenges, maintaining superiority throughout the match. Despite Osijek’s spirited effort and their celebratory energy at each point, it was Komárno’s tactical prowess that prevailed, culminating in a resounding 0-3 victory.
Final Score: MOK Mursa Osijek 0 – Rieker UJS Komárno 3 (24-26, 19-25, 15-25)
Mario Teppert, Head Coach, MOK Mursa Osijek: “We began strongly, mirroring our performance from yesterday. We controlled the game until the end of the first set but lost our grip. Our lead in the second set vanished after a rapid scoring spree by Komárno. Tino’s absence is keenly felt; his experience and leadership are irreplaceable, though our younger players showed commendable effort in the libero role.”
Tino Busak Vidakovic, Captain, MOK Mursa Osijek: “Komárno deserved the win. They displayed superior composure both in trailing situations and at critical set closures. They are a formidable team with exceptional talent. Congratulations to them. This isn’t the best representation of Mursa; we’ll return stronger.”
Richard Vlkolinsky, Head Coach, Rieker UJS Komárno: “Following our previous game, I emphasized the need for more emotional engagement and focus. The team responded brilliantly, showing the fighting spirit I was looking for. This Székesfehérvár tournament is arguably the most challenging in the MEVZA. We’re thrilled to participate and aim for another win tomorrow.”
Maros Kasperevic, Captain, Rieker UJS Komárno: “Our strategy was to be patient and seize our moment, which came at a crucial juncture in the first set. We then adapted our game to counter their opposite and outside spikers effectively. I’m delighted with our performance and the resulting victory.”