Somewhat surprisingly, the Scudetto finale from a year ago is repeated Women’s Bundesliga: will beSC Potsdam to challenge the big favorite for the title Allianz MTV Stuttgart. After hitting the homeSSC Palmberg-Schwerin, who had finished the regular season in second place, the red-whites repeated at home too, this time with a clearer 3-0 (30-28, 25-21, 25-22). The first set was hard fought, then Schwerin hoisted the white flag under the blows Anett Nemet (22 points) e.g Laura Emonts (15); the last to surrender was Lindsey RuddinsAuthor of 19 points.
Stuttgart, meanwhile, concluded the series as expected with the Dresden SC, also prevailed 1:3 (20:25, 25:17, 18:25, 20:25). The home team tried to force the serve as much as possible and kept the guest reception to a modest 31% positivity, but it wasn’t enough to stop the striker Crystal Rivers, author of 23 points with 52% in attack. The Stuttgart Wall did the rest 14 winning blocks of which 5 scored through Eline Timmerman.
The decisive series for the Scudetto begins Tuesday May 2nd on the Stuttgart field; to follow race 2 in Potsdam saturday 6 and Race 3 again at Allianz MTV wednesday 10 (played for the best of 3 wins).
(Source: Volleyball Bundesliga)