27. 04. 2019

GER M: BR Volleys underachieve in Game 1 of playoff finals, Friedrichshafen take lead in series

Source: live.volleyball-bundesliga.de; Photo: VfB Friedrichshafen Volleyball/Facebook

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VfB Friedrichshafen made a first step towards winning the 2018/19 German Men’s Volleyball Championship title.

 

The top seed VfB Friedrichshafen won the first match of the 2018/19 1. Bundesliga Männer playoff finals against the No.3 seed Berlin Recycling Volleys, at home, by a 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-17).

The visiting side was on a high level only in the second set of the best-of-five series opener which was far from enough to extend a duel to at least one or more sets. BR Volleys will have a chance to show themselves in a better light in front of own crowd at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, on May 2.

The Pole Bartłomiej Bołądź top-scored for Friedrichshafen with 18 points. Philipp Collin set up four kill blocks. The Frenchman Samuele Tuia notched 11 points for BR Volleys.

2018/19 1. Bundesliga Männer playoff finals – Game 1:

(1) VfB Friedrichshafen – (2) Berlin Recycling Volleys 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-17)

 

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