2018-2019 German Bundesliga
United Volleys Frankfurt Def. TV Rottenburg 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-12)
- Fraport Arena, Frankfurt
- United Volleys is 1-1 with 3 points; Rottenburg falls to 0-2 with 0 points
United Volleys picked up their first win of the Bundesliga over a Rottenburg team that has yet to take a set in the first 2 matches. Milija Mrdak scored 16 points from the opposite position for the United Volleys. He finished with 13 kills, 1 block, and 2 aces. Lucas Van Berkel scored 12 points in the middle from 5 kills and 7 blocks. Van Berkel was a perfect 1.000 (100%) in attack with 5 kills in 5 attempts.
Sebastian Schwarz scored 9 points from the outside with 8 kills and 1 block. Moritz Karlitzek scored 7 on 7 kills from the outside and did not commit and attack error in 13 attempts. Adam Kocian set Frankfurt to a .451 (55%) attack average in the win.
Alex Duncan-Thibault was Rottenburg’s top scorer with 6 points. He came off the bench in the first set and played throughout the entire match. He scored on 5 kills and 1 block, but only hit .052. Rottenburg got 5 points each from Friederich Nagel, Timon Schippman, Tim Grozer, and Idner Lima Martins.
WWK Volleys Herrsching Def. HELIOS GRIZZLEYS Griesen 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20)
- Nikolaushalle, Herrsching
- Herrsching is 1-1 with 4 points, Griesen is 0-2 on 0 points
Herrsching picked up their first win of the season behind 13 points from Nick West. The opposite from the University of Hawaii scored all of his points on kills, though only hit .214 (46%). Jozsef Szabo Alpar scored 12 points from the middle on 9 kills, 2 blocks and 1 ace. He did not commit an attack error and hit .500 (50%). Lukas Bauer scored 11 from the other middle blocker position 5 kills, 4 blocks, and 2 aces.
Tim Peter scored 11 as an outside hitter. His points came on 9 kills, 1 block, and 1 ace. The other outside hitter, Bryan Fraser only scored 4 points and hit -.045 (18%). Ferdinand Tille led Herrsching in passing with 70% of his passes being rated as positive and 30% classified as perfect.
By looking at the stat page, one might thins that Griesen won this match. They had 7 more blocks, 2 more errors (1 passing, 1 attack), 1 fewer aces, but their players earned 9 more points. Jerome Clere led all scorers with 22 points. The outside hitter scored on 19 kills, 2 blocks, and 1 ace. Hauke Wagner, the opposite, scored 18 on 12 kills, 5 blocks, and 1 ace. Antwain Aguillard, middle blocker formerly at Long Beach State, scored 11 points on 6 kills, 4 blocks, and 1 ace.
VfB Friedrichshafen Def. VCO Berlin 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-12)
- ZF Arena, Friedrichshafen
- Friedrichshafen is 2-0 with 6 points, VCO Berlin is 0-2 with 1 point
Statistics had not been published for this match as of 2:00 AM EDT on October 21st, 2018, but Friedrischafen earned their second sweep of the season.