It has been a week since the federal election, and it has also been a week since the SPD clearly won the state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In front of the Schwerin Castle, the rush of people was already large on the following Saturday. Perhaps because the palace functions as a state parliament and some visitors hoped to catch a glimpse of Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig; maybe because the imposing building attracts many tourists or because some volleyball fans explored the area. Because the volleyball Supercup took place on Saturday evening just under four kilometers away.
It was there that SSC Palmberg Schwerin and Dresdner SC first met. The BR Volleys then played against the United Volleys Frankfurt. The same teams met as in the previous year, but at least for the women, the game turned out differently. In a hard-fought match, the reigning German champion Dresden finally prevailed and secured the handle cup (25:17, 25:18, 17:25, 18:25, 15:10).
As part of the 3G regulation, there were 947 spectators in the hall, which gave a colorful picture to match the four different teams. Masks were compulsory throughout the game, and so the fan blocks mainly used drums and gossip cards to set the mood and cheer on their teams.
In the first set, Schwerin still had difficulties getting into the game, and there was always a lack of coordination. Dresden, on the other hand, showed strong actions, especially when it came to acceptance, and thanks to Linda Bock, who hit the opposing block, was able to break away with 11: 7. The Dresden women continued to build on this lead in the course of the sentence. They finally won with 25:17.
“The game showed that both teams want to win”
In the second set, too, the Schwerin women ran after the opponent, despite loud support from their fan block. In particular, they had little to oppose the Swiss diagonal attacker Maja Storck, who was voted the most valuable player last season. Dresden took the lead early with 10: 5. Linda Bock, who is actually Libera, but was used as an outside attacker that evening, also stood out.
In the third set Schwerin showed morale and fighting spirit and built up a lead in the meantime. The team increased especially in the block. Even when Dresden took a break and a challenge, Schwerin did not lose its rhythm. Spurred on by the thunderous applause from the fans, the hosts started just as successfully in the fourth set and forced the tiebreaker.
Dresden started better in the last set and cheered every point. Again it was Storck who made a small preliminary decision with 13: 9. With an ace she closed the sentence. Schwerin’s coach Felix Koslowski largely attributed the defeat of his team to the beginning of the last set. Nonetheless, he was proud: “We managed to fight our way back – despite the nervous beginning, when we were almost completely beside us. The game showed that both teams want to win. ”
Dresden’s Maja Storck was euphoric after the game: “That was the first competition. Of course we were also a bit lucky, but overall we deserved to win. ”It was especially great to be able to play in front of spectators again and a“ real boost for the season ”. In any case, the game showed one thing: The season should be very exciting for the women.