3: 1 in Frankfurt: BR Volleys move into the cup semi-finals

3: 1 in Frankfurt: BR Volleys move into the cup semi-finals

Jeffrey Jendryk from the Berlin Volleys. Photo: Michael Hundt / dpa / archive image

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The Berlin Volleys are in the semifinals of the German Volleyball Cup. In the round of the last eight teams, the reigning German champions won 3: 1 (26:24, 25:20, 21:25, 29:27) at the cup defender United Volleys Frankfurt on Wednesday evening. After a 2-0 set lead and 13: 5 in the third round, however, the Berliners got into serious problems.

The Berlin Volleys are in the semifinals of the German Volleyball Cup. In the round of the last eight teams, the reigning German champions won 3: 1 (26:24, 25:20, 21:25, 29:27) at the cup defender United Volleys Frankfurt on Wednesday evening. After a 2-0 set lead and 13: 5 in the third round, however, the Berliners got into serious problems.

In the first set in the Frankfurt ball sports hall, the guests were almost consistently in the lead. In the end Benjamin Patch got the Berliners out of two set balls at 24:23 and Jeffrey Jendryk at 25:24, which were finally refined by an ace from Ruben Schott. When the score was 22:22, the game was briefly interrupted because ex-Berlin Robin Baghdady had to be treated on the Frankfurt side for a foot injury on the field and was then eliminated.

The BR Volleys impressed for a long time with strong defensive actions, especially in the block with Jendryk and Nehemiah Mote. However, the guests also benefited from the fact that the Frankfurters’ risk-taking game was initially highly error-prone.

But after a seemingly safe 13: 5 lead in the third set, the Berliners were careless. Your opponent equalized at 19:19. Against ever more confused BR Volleys, the Hessians shortened to 1: 2 in sets. The capital club then had great problems preventing the tiebreaker against the opponent who was on the rise. After a 24:20 intermediate result, Frankfurt had six set balls. The BR Volleys, for their part, were nervous enough to finally win with their second match ball.

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