On Saturday, VB NÖ Sokol/Post claimed the Austrian women’s Volley Cup title for a record 26th time. At the local Stadthalle in Zwettl, the team from Lower Austria needed 72 minutes only to thump TI-wellwasser®-volley 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-21).
Sokol/Post only made it into the final on Thursday evening after turning a 2-0 deficit at UVC Holding GRAZ. Such an intense game did not seem to have drained too much energy from the Lower Austrians, as they were the better team in almost every element in Zwettl: attack points 43 to 35 (ratio 39% to 32%), block points 11 to 4, reception 62% to 41%, own errors 12 to 17 and aces 4 to 5. Top scorers were eventual MVP Aida Mehic (15), Diana Mitrengova (11), Lucia Miksikova and Monika Chrtianska (10 each) for the winners; Martyna Walter (12), Elisa Caria (11), Verena Janka (7) and Aleksandra Omelaniuk (6) set the pace for the runners-up.
Later this month, the winners of the Austrian cup will be playing host to the Final Four of the MEVZA League.