Schwerin enters round of 16 of CEV Volleyball Cup after hard work

After a 3–0 win within the first leg, SSC Pamberg Schwerin created an optimum beginning place for the second leg. But Felix Koslovsky knew that Schwerin would anticipate a unique Lajkovac within the second leg. After an exciting battle of practically two hours, SSC progressed to the following round regardless of a 2:3 defeat.

Felix Koslovsky despatched nearly the identical beginning line-up within the race as within the first stage. Only Tutku Yuzgenc began for Frauke Neuhaus. Lajkovac was capable of rely once more on his Cuban diagonal attacker, who was not allowed to go to Schwerin within the first leg on account of lack of a visa. The Serbs confirmed from the beginning that they’d not given up their ticket to the following round and after a return strike, they took an 8:6 lead, which they have been capable of prolong to 16:8. Lajkovac confirmed way more energy than within the first leg. The data brought on bother for the Germans. Not many assumptions might be introduced as much as counterattack for Pia Castner. Thus, the Serbs clearly received the primary set with 25:13.

In the second set, Koslovski introduced down Jazmine White, however Lajkovac began proper the place she left off within the first set. Especially the highly effective topspin brings worthwhile factors. At 2:6, Schwerin took his first time-out to throw the house workforce off the rails, however SSC’s assaults have been regularly repelled. Lajkovac’s block additionally performed an necessary function. (*16*) interrupted once more when the rating was 5:11 and spoke emotionally to his workforce, as two sentences could be sufficient to advance to the following round. His speech had an impact, with Schwerin clocking 8:11. Lajkovac now made some dangerous strikes within the internet. SSC have but to equalize, however the German file champions have been extra targeted and variable in assault. The protection was additionally a bit extra secure and Acceptance was capable of parry some smashes. Schwerin arrived by 14:15. A shot large equalized at 18:18, SSC additionally took the lead for the primary time at 20:19. Lajkovac equalized every lead, however a topspin serve meant a set ball for Schwerin, which Indy Bazens transformed right into a block.

Schwerin took the circulation from the second set into the third and was capable of maintain a two-point lead at 8:6. Lajkovac was not deterred and moved up a gear and transformed the rating. Small errors have been made in SSC, the house workforce took 13:9. External assault was extraordinarily harmful at this stage. But Koslovsky’s batters got here shut once more, with blocks retaining his workforce within the sport. An ace by Indy Baezens tied the rating at 18:18. Lajkovac’s coach Kovacevic took a break. As a consequence, his workforce took a two-point lead. Schwerin’s composure couldn’t stop a harmful smash within the closing phases of the third set. Lajkovac additionally took full probabilities with the serve. It paid off – an ace made it 25:22, 2:1 for the Serbs.

The fourth set was initially a replica of the third. Schwerin, once more extra critical and intelligent in assault, held a 9:5 lead when Lajkovac was first out. But Kovacevic’s workforce recovered from the block. In addition, some serves and smashes each went into the online in Schwerin. Lajkovac once more took the lead. Two profitable assaults by way of the center by White and Baezens equalized once more. Two high spinners by Aleksandra Uzelac allowed the Serbians to begin a brief collection in second place on the desk. Schwerin did not act constantly sufficient, two blocks and an assault from the skin, it was now 16:20. SSC managed to return shut, with Jazmine White equalizing at 23:23. Lena Alsmeier, at the moment’s finest scorer with 19 factors, put the next within the internet, however the residence workforce was capable of maintain on to 2 set factors. After Lena Alsmeyer efficiently transformed the ball at 28:26, Felix (*16*) ran onto the sector for pleasure. Because of the two:2 draw, Schwerin was now by way of to the round of 16.

In the ultimate set, Pia Ferneau was allowed to play on the cross place and gather worthwhile match follow on the worldwide degree. Despite the elimination, Lajkovac needed to win in entrance of his residence crowd and took a 7–3 lead. Schwerin was now free to behave, diminished to 2 factors by Holzig and Neuhaus. But Lajkovac pulled away once more at 12:7. Rudins and White once more got here up quick, however not decisively. Former nationwide participant Antonijević made it 15:9 and three:2 for Lajkovac. Nevertheless, this result’s sufficient for Schwerin to advance to the following round of the CEV Volleyball Cup, the place Hungary’s consultant Svetelski Bekeskaby awaits in January.

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