The VGF marktredwitz, host in the game against VC eltmann on saturday at 8 pm, learn what it takes to lose this season. The upper franconians have dominated the regional league almost at will in recent years and, together with their fans, have earned themselves a reputation as a "volleyball stronghold" not only in the recent past elaborated. This year, however, things are not really going well for the VGF – only one win in the past six games was possible.
The host is dangerous because of its routine
Who, however, believes that the experienced "rawatzer had already passed their zenith, could quickly be proven wrong. "We're going into the game with a lot of respect", says vce attacker sebastian richter, who put in a strong first half of the 2012/13 season for his team after a six-month injury layoff in the early part of the season. "The players from marktredwitz make up for the lack of spirit of some of their older players with their enormous experience and tactical discipline", richter further analyzes. This could be seen, for example, in the clear 3:0 victory against kempfenhausen. The up-and-coming top volleyball players from the VCO kempfenhausen boarding school didn't stand a chance in the sebald hall, even though the VCO had already upset one or two of the league's favorites.
VC eschenbacher eltmann, for its part, is well on the way to achieving consistency at a high level after a few lapses in the outward series. Two victories before the christmas break were followed by a strong performance in the 3:1 home win against oelsnitz two weeks ago. Now, with the games against marktredwitz, neumarkt and friedberg, we have to play teams that are behind us in the standings. Then it's on to the direct competitors for the top positions, dresden and herrsching.
The situation at the top of the table
Herrsching must wait for its next game until the 9. Marz is waiting, has already played 14 games and will then face second-placed schwaig and two weeks later eltmann. Whether the championship of the upper bavarians is already determined by then, depends on the performance of SV schwaig, which must first go to friedberg next sunday. Eltmann wants to break the spell on saturday first, not only to play well in marktredwitz, but this time also to take home some money. It remains to be seen whether the VCE team will be able to attack the top of the table again, and it also depends on whether the competitors still show some resistance.