- VfB Friedrichshafen def. Berlin Recycling Volleys 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19)
- Oct. 8, 2017, Hanover, Germany
- Attendance: 5,796
- 2017-2018 VfB Friedrichshafen Roster
- 2017-2018 Berlin Recycling Volleys Roster
VfB Friedrichshafen successfully defended the men’s Bundesliga Super Cup before a crowd of 5,796 fans in Hanover, Germany with a 3-1 victory over longtime rival, Berlin Recycling Volleys.
After dropping the first set, the VfB side took control of the match with three decisive set victories in which BR Volleys never scored more than 19 points.
VfB was led in scoring by receiver/attacker David Sossenheimer (14 points) and receiver/attacker Athnasios Protopsaltis (14 points), who was also chosen 2017 Super Cup MVP. The winning side was not able to use their new receiver/attacker, Bulgarian Martin Atanasov, who’s still recovering from a shoulder injury and watched the match with the spectators at TUI Arena.
In addition to Sossenheimer and Protopsaltis, starters for the winning side were setter Simon Tischer, opposite Daniel Malescha, middles Philipp Collin and Jakob Günthör, and libero Markus Steuerwald.
BR Volleys started receiver/attackers Robert Kromm and Adam White, setter Sebastian Kühner, opposite Paul Carroll, middles Graham Vigrass and Aleksandar Okolic, and libero Luke Perry.
VfB Friedrichshafen opens regular season play on Saturday at home against Hypo Tirol Alpenvolleys, while Berlin Recycling Volleys visits SWD Powervolleys Duren, also on Saturday.
So jubeln wir gern in die neue Woche! #Volleyballsupercup
Posted by Volleyball Bundesliga on Monday, October 9, 2017