Volleyball: Volleyball vacation in Konstanz with mixed feelings

Volleyball, regional league: USC Constance – TG Schwenningen 0:3. – The USC Konstanz regional league volleyball gamers misplaced their second recreation of the season towards the Schwenningen Gymnastics Association 0:3 (17:25, 13:25, 17:25). Around 100 spectators in the stream and one other 100 in the Schönzlehalle, at the least half of whom got here from Schwenningen, began enthusiastically. TG made it troublesome for Konstanz to construct up the sport with robust serves, which meant they might solely apply little stress in their assaults.

“We did not get off to an excellent begin immediately, and Schwenningen did not allow us to get into the sport,” USC quarterback coach Nicholas Hornikel commented on the group’s efficiency. “On paper, Schwenningen could have been promoted, however we knew it wasn’t going to be a straightforward recreation,” he provides. In the summer time break, the Black Forest might be strengthened by two Ukrainians, Christian and Andriy Prysakar and Tim Knaus, whom many Konstanz followers know from their time in Friedrichshafen.

The Konstanz group made errors each in assault and repair all through the sport. This allowed the guests to play their recreation and most significantly, winger Prisakar scored from each place, incomes him the MVP award. On the Constance aspect, Max von Berg was voted MVP. “We will use the upcoming coaching week in a centered method and hope to be extra assured and daring once more towards Sindelfingen on the weekend,” Konstanz assistant coach Markus Hornikel stated.

USC Constance: Brenner, Buchner, Gassner, Grocher, Hardy (left), Hartung, Hornickel, Hornickel (assistant coach), Iberl, Messmer (scout), Ragg, Schlag, von Berg, Weber.

League 3, Women: TG Mainz-Gonsenheim – USC Constance 1:3. – USC Konstanz third division volleyball group began the season with a 3:1 (16:25, 22:25, 25:18, 21:25) victory at TG Mainz-Gonsenheim. The guests obtained off to a dream begin as they raced right into a five-point lead. The Lake Constance group performed arduous and did not give the promoted group an opportunity. Meanwhile, USC went up by ten factors earlier than successful the set 25-16.

The hosts performed higher in the second set. They scored 5 factors in a row from the beginning, and Konstanz fell behind for the primary time in the sport. But then they arrived and settled by 20:14. The Mainz girls have been unimpressed, reaching 22:24, however USC secured the second spherical with 25:22. In the third set, the ladies of Konstanz have been overwhelmed by robust servals and constant assaults from the ladies of Mainz. Nothing labored on the visitor aspect anymore. TGM maintained its dominance all through the set and took a deserved victory with a rating of 18:25.

In the fourth set, the guests seemed recent and able to take the three factors to Lake Constance. With higher possession and efficient ending, USC made issues clear at 25:21. New USC captain Britta Steffens was the participant of the sport. “We are joyful to open the season with three factors. “Mainz was a piñata for us as a result of it is arduous to evaluate them as newcomers to the league,” Steffens stated. Coach Andreas Glas was additionally happy: “Of course, the three factors are nice. We noticed the place our strengths and weaknesses lie. It’s essential to construct on that because the group could possibly be in for a tricky weekend. So far, we’re attaining preliminary success.”

The subsequent lengthy journey awaits the Constance group subsequent week at SSC Bad Vilbel on Saturday at 19:30. This might be adopted by the subsequent spherical of the DVV Cup in Offenburg on Sunday. Women of Constance will begin there at 10am.

USC Constance: Glas (coach), Rademacher, Sary, Slowik, Slowik, Steffens, Welsh, Varam, Widmann, Zametica.

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