DRESDNER SC is willing to write history by making CEV Cup semis
2014 CEV Volleyball Cup - Women
Dresden, Germany, February 11, 2014. The players of Germany’s DRESDNER SC know that their way to the semis of the 2014 CEV Volleyball Cup won’t be an easy one even though last week they claimed a 3:1 away victory over Ukraine’s Khimik YUZHNY in the Challenge Round. Still the team mentored by Alexander Waibl needs to claim another two sets on Wednesday in order to progress to the semis and play – most probably – Russia’s standout Uralochka-NMTK EKATERINBURG.
Waibl wants his players not to underestimate their opponents: “Last Saturday while playing Allianz MTV STUTTGART we got to see that sometimes even winning one set turns out to be a very difficult task. Khimik YUZHNY already pushed us to our limit during the first round last week but fortunately our wing-spikers did a great job there.” (See picture, Lisa Izquierdo).
After losing the first set, DRESDNER SC came back strong to sweep three in a row and eventually have the upper hand. Once again, also in the return game and for the remainder of their European campaign this year, Germany’s vice champions will be missing middle-blocker Corina Ssuschke-Voigt who was recently transferred to Dresden but is not eligible to play for she did already compete in this year’s CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League for the likes of RC CANNES.
Even if they lose the return game at the tie-break, DRESDNER SC will progress to the semis and play there – most probably – Russia’s Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG. If Khimik, on the other hand, bounces back and seizes the night by 3:0 or 3:1, a golden set will be played to determine the team advancing to the next round. If they make it there, that would be the first time DRESDNER SC is among the top four in the CEV Volleyball Cup. In order not to miss on this chance, the home heroines rely on the support of their fans. “The atmosphere last week in Yuzhny was really great, so I hope that many fans will come to the Margon Arena and will cheer on us as we try to stand this difficult challenge” head coach Waibl concludes.