30. 10. 2019

POL M: ZAKSA debut this season with win, Wlazły leads Skra to 2/2, Resovia fail again

Source: plusliga.pl; Photo: Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle/Facebook

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The Polish Men’s Volleyball Championship titleholders Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle started the new season with a triumph.

 

Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, who did not play the first round, started the title defense campaign by beating MKS Będzin in the 2nd round of the 2019/20 PlusLiga regular season without losing a set: 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 28-26). Łukasz Kaczmarek stood out for the team that, a week ago, won the national Super Cup for the first time ever with 14 points.

PGE Skra Bełchatów beat GKS Katowice in a thrilling encounter by a 3-2 (19-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 16-14) to record a second win in as many games. Before the start of the match, the management board of Skra honored the players who won medals with national teams this summer: Szalpuk, Kochanowski, Kłos, Łomacz, Huber and Ebadipour. The player who was not in this group but has been winning many medals in previous years with Poland, Mariusz Wlazły, top-scored for Skra with 22 points.

Asseco Resovia Rzeszów once again failed to win the match in PlusLiga. They lost at home to newcomers MKS Ślepsk Malow Suwałki by a 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22). Resovia organized a little farewell ceremony for their former player Łukasz Perłowski, who retired at the end of the last season after spending 16 seasons in the jersey of this team. This was a special match for Ślepsk head coach Andrzej Kowal who commanded Resovia for 14 years (2004-2018) and won three Polish Championship titles with them. Bartłomiej Bołądź highlighted for the winning side with 20 points.

2019/20 PlusLiga, regular season – Round 2

October 30:

Asseco Resovia Rzeszów  - MKS Ślepsk Malow Suwałki 1-3 (25-23, 17-25, 16-25, 22-25)

PGE Skra Bełchatów – GKS Katowice 3-2 (19-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 16-14)

BKS Visła Bydgoszcz - Projekt Warszawa 0-3 (21-25, 23-25, 13-25)

Jastrzębski Węgiel - Cuprum Lubin 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-7)

Trefl Gdańsk - Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 2519, 25-21)

Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle - MKS Będzin 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 28-26)

Aluron Virtu CMC Zawiercie - Indykpol AZS Olsztyn 3-1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)

Standings  

 

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