The first two sets were one-sided, results 17:25 and 9:25 for VfB Friedrichshafen speak for themselves.
The 10-minute break after the second set helped contribute to a change of the game. In this pause coach Sven Dörendahl spoke to his men and sent them back to the field motivated. It was 16:12, but at 17:17 VC Dresdner‘s lead had melted. Until 21:22 the game was wide open. After a block it was 24:21 for the guests, who won the set 23:25.
Brazilian Idi (Friedrichshafen) and Philip Collin (VC Dresden) were named the best players.
VC Dresden started the game with Santino Rost, Yaniel Garay Gomez, Eric Grosche, René Andörfer, Alan Wasilewski, Philipp Collin and Martin Merkel.
VfB coach Ulf Quell, who represented the absent head coach Stelian Moculescu said: “We have played very well. At the beginning of the third set we were down. We must continue working to ensure that we dominate the game from start to finish.“
VC coach Sven Dörendahl: “I’m disappointed. It brings us nothing if we play only one good set. Following the disappointing first and second set, we had a better third but it does not satisfy us.“
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