News-Sports.net - Dec 20,2010 - Vienna, Austria - A total of 8 games are set to be played this weekend in the Middle European League. On Saturday the leader of the men’s competition, ACH Volley BLED (SLO), welcomes SK Posojilnica AICH/DOB (AUT). The Austrians have clinched a spot for the 8th final in the 2011 CEV Cup this past Tuesday with a 3:2 (25-23, 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 17-15) win over Bosnian champion Kakanj KAKANJ. “We couldn’t find any rhythm there. It’s unbelievable that we got our 12th win in a row with such a performance. In our last game before Christmas we now have to travel to Slovenia to play ACH Volley BLED. We have to concentrate one more time, but I think it will be a totally different game” said AICH/DOB Manager Martin Micheu.
ACH Volley is still unbeaten in Pool C of the 2011 CEV Champions League as well as in the Middle European League. On Tuesday the Slovenians had a hard time beating Olympiacos PIRAEUS of Greece 3:2 in Ljubljana.
The Austrian national team has its final three games of the year scheduled this weekend in Fürstenfeld, Graz and Güssing. The team of head coach Michael Warm welcomes Fino KAPOSVÁR (HUN), Salonit Anhovo KANAL (SLO) and VK Chemes HUMENNÉ (SVK). On Monday Humenne faces the hotVolleys VIENNA (AUT).
In the women’s competition unbeaten SVS Post SCHWECHAT (AUT) welcomes Nova KBM Branik MARIBOR (SLO) on Saturday. “Our team is in a terrific shape” states SVS chairman Karl Hanzl.
Also ASKÖ LINZ-STEG (AUT) has an away game set for Saturday. The Austrians hope for their first victory on the road of their first MEL season against the Slovaks of Slavia BRATISLAVA.
Calcit KAMNIK (SLO), currently fourth on the table, welcomes VK Doprastav BRATISLAVA (SVK). The Slovaks are only one point behind Kamnik, but have played one game less.
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