2018-2019 German Bundesliga
VfB Friedrichshafen Def. Volleyball Bisons Bühl 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-18)
- ZF Arena, Friedrichshafen
- Attendance: 1461
- Friedrichshafen moves to 3-0 on 9 points; Bühl falls to 1-1 with 2 points
Vital Heynen has his VfB team off to a blistering start. They have 3 sweeps in 3 matches this past week to start the Bundesliga and to get the title back after being upset by Berlin in the finals last year. They made quick work of Bühl in just over an hour. Bartlomiej Boladz led the way for Friedrichshafen on 16 pointsfom 14 kills, 1 block, and 1 ace. He hit .619 (67%) from the opposite position. Michal Petras was the only other player to score at least 10. He registered 12 points on 11 kills and 1 ace with a .588 (65%) hitting percentage.
Bühl was led by Anton Qafarena and his match-high 20 points. His points came by way of 18 kills and 2 blocks, but he also finished with 5 errors in attack. Felix Orthmann was the next-highest scorer with 9 points. All of his points came from kills, and he also committed 3 attack errors.
WWK Volleys Herrsching Def. VCO Berlin 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-17)
- Nikolaushalle, Herrshing
- Attendance: 620
- Herrsching moves to 2-1 with 7 points; VCO Berling drops to 0-3 on 1 point
Griffin Shields, an American opposite who played at Carthage, led Herrsching with 14 points in Herrsching’s 2nd win this weekend. He got the start after being used as a substitute on Saturday. The Illinois native put away 13 kills and 1 ace. He only had 3 attack attempts not resort in kills (81%) and hit a blistering .688 from the right side. Jozsef Alpar also scored 14 points but from the middle. His points came on 6 kills, 5 blocks, and 3 aces. he hit .750 (75%) in the win. Nick West added 7 points on 3 kills, 2 blocks, and 2 aces from the other middle blocker position.
Linus Weber came off the bench to score 16 points for VCO Berlin. He contributed 15 kills and 1 block. Anton Brehme scored 11 points in the middle on 11 kills with a .714 (79%) hitting percentage. No one else scored more than 4 points for VCO Belin in the defeat.
Hypo Tirol AlpenVolleys Unterhaching Def. SVG Lüneburg 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22)
- Bayernwerk Sportarena, Unterhaching
- Attendance: 600
- AlpenVolleys climb to 2-0 with 6 points; SVG Lüneburg falls to 1-1 on 3 points
Hugo De Leon Guimarares Da Silva of Brazil led the match with 20 points for the AlpenVolleys. He scored on 14 kills, 1 block, and 5 aces. His ace count was only outdone by the setter, Danilo Gelsinki, who ripped 7 aces from the service line. Pawel Halaba contributed 17 points on 14 kills, 1 block, and 2 aces in the win. Kirill Klets came in the mtch during the 2nd set at opposite and scored 12 points on 10 kills, 1 block, and 1 ace.
Raymond Szeto led SVG Lüneburg with 19 points. The outside hitter put away 18 kills and 1 ace. He only committed 1 error and hit .680 (72%) from the left side. His counterpart, Cody Kessel, only scored 5 points on 5 kills with a .125 (31%) attack average. Ryan Sclater scored 13 as the opposite from 12 kills and 1 block.