Play off in Plusliga is getting closer, many matches are decisive at this moment. This round was great for foreign players in PlusLiga. In five matches, four of them got MVP prize.
AZS Warszawa – Delecta Bydgoszcz 3:1 (25:17, 25:20, 22:25, 25:23) MVP: Serhiy Kapelus
It was another dramatic fail of Delecta. The team which is full of stars (like Piotr Gruszka, Rich Lambourne, Grzegosz Szymanski) couldn’t get even one point with one of the weakest team in polish league. AZS was excellent at blocking their rivals and they also had a "good day" at service.
Young players of Warszawa did brilliant and without any complexes beat their guests from Bydgoszcz.
Skra Belchatow – AZS Czestochowa 3:1 (25:19, 18:25, 25:20, 25:20) MVP: Michal Winiarski
After the second part it seemed to be a long, hard fight, but at the beginning of the third set, Skra didn’t let AZS to get any points until they made a big distance. The first technical time was 8:0 for Belchatow! Although, Czestochowa started to play well (especially because of good disposition of Krzysztof Wierzbowski), it was too late. The last part deprived guests of their hope for any points.
Siatkarz Wielun – Jastrzebski Wegiel 1:3 (25:21, 25:27, 21:25, 22:25) MVP: Pawel Abramov
It could be only one winner. Anyway, Siatkarz, who is trying to keep his place in PlusLiga, fought ambitiously from the first to the last ball. They didn’t get points after all. One part it was all they were able to win. Now, they meet with AZS Warszawa and it is a big chance for Wielun to try to secure their place in play off.
Resovia Rzeszow – Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle 1:3 (17:25, 25:17, 20:25, 19:25) MVP: Tuomas Sammelvuo
Many experts and fans expected Resovia to win this match. Rzeszow is going well in Champions Leauge, it looked like they were going to get more points and improve their position in ranking (their at 5 place right now). The second team of PlusLiga didn’t give such a chance for the home team. Although Zaksa lost the first set, they did their job in the rest of sets. In the next round, Zaksa will play with Jastrzebski Wegiel and they will try to keep their second position, because between these two teams there are just 3 points distance.
Jadar Radom – AZS Olsztyn 1:3 (26:28, 18:25, 26:23, 30:32) MVP: Paulo Anchieta
AZS won first two parts, but it was close for Jadar to get a tie break and at least one priceless point. Olsztyn didn’t want to be such a friend, and they finished all game getting 3 points, which make them sure of play off. Mariusz Sordyl’s team doesn’t have to worry any more. Instead of this, Jadar Radom is in real danger and it’s very possible for them to fall from PlusLiga.