03. 04. 2019

GER M: Powervolleys upset BR Volleys to tie quarterfinal series at 1-1, Friedrichshafen cruise into semis

Source: live.volleyball-bundesliga.de; Photo: swd-powervolleys.de

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Berlin Recycling Volleys missed their first opportunity to qualify for the 2018/19 German Men’s Volleyball Championship playoff semifinals.


The reigning 1. Bundesliga Männer champions and also third seed Berlin Recycling Volleys failed to secure the playoff semifinal spot in their first attempt as they were defeated by No.6 SWD powervolleys Düren in the quarterfinal Game 2, on the road, by a 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-13). The Chilean opposite hitter Sebastián Gevert helped Düren tie the series at 1-1 by scoring 20 points. American Benjamin Patch poured in 22 points for BR Volleys. The Russian setter Sergey Grankin set up five kill blocks out of team’s 13.

There is another series tie. The fifth seed United Volleys Frankfurt won a five-setter against No.4 SVG Lüneburg for which the Canadian Ryan Sclater made another huge display – 30 points. The Greek Andreas Fragkos top-scored for United Volleys with 23 points.

The top seed VfB Friedrichshafen made another straight-set win over No.8 Volleyball Bisons Bühl to go to the semis.

1. Bundesliga Männer 2018/19 playoff quarterfinals – Game 2*:

(6) SWD powervolleys Düren – (3) Berlin Recycling Volleys 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-13)

(5) United Volleys Frankfurt – (4) SVG Lüneburg 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-13)

(8) Volleyball Bisons Bühl – (1) VfB Friedrichshafen 0-3 (21-25, 25-27, 17-25)

April 4:

(7) WWK Volleys Herrsching - (2) Hypo Tirol Alpenvolleys Haching

*Game 3 of BR Volleys vs. Düren and Lüneburg vs. United Volleys on April 7



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