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SLO M: Calcit Volley Clinches Slovenian Cup Victory Over i-Vent Maribor

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Calcit Volley emerged as the champions of the Slovenian Cup, defeating i-Vent Maribor with a convincing 3-0 score (27-25, 28-26, 25-20). This victory marks the fifth cup title for the team from Kamnik, while Maribor remains at four titles.

Photo: Aleš Oblak (source: OZS)

The match was anticipated to be a tight contest, especially after Maribor’s surprising defeat of ACH Volley, a team with 14 championship titles, in the semifinals. However, the Bonifika hall i Koper witnessed a determined Calcit Volley, especially outstanding was Cuban player Lazaro Yoelvis Brunet Llanes, who racked up 27 points and played a key role in dismantling Maribor’s defense.

The initial sets were closely contested, with Calcit managing to secure the win in the final stages, thanks in part to the precise serves of Uroš Planinšič and decisive plays by Lazaro Brunet and Uroš Pavlović. The third set saw Calcit establishing an early lead, a gap that Maribor couldn’t close despite their efforts.

Post-match comments revealed the intensity of the final. Calcit Volley’s coach Mladen Kašić and player Uroš Planinšič acknowledged the tough competition Maribor provided, emphasizing the hard-fought nature of their victory. Maribor’s coach, Sebastijan Škorc, and captain, Žiga Donik, praised their team’s effort and acknowledged Calcit’s experience and composure as decisive factors in the outcome.

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