By our contributor johannes waigand
Eltmann – a clear defeat conceded the oshino volleys of the VC eschenbacher eltmann in the 2. Volleyball league sud. There was nothing to be gained from the 0:3 (16:25, 14:25, 16:25) against SV fellbach, not even in the georg schafer hall at home. The competition at the bottom of the table also lost their games, so that the situation for the up-and-coming team has not changed: it remains second to last.
One week after the clear 3-0 win against TSV grafing, the oshino volleys had to face SV fellbach in another home match, a team that has been in the 2. League and has enormous experience in the field.
The eltmanners failed to bring the confidence from their first win of the season a week earlier to the pitch and put their opponents under serious pressure.
After just under an hour, the clear 0:3 defeat was sealed and the realization gained that the eltmanners must continue to work extremely hard in order to survive in the relegation battle.
Already in the first set, the hosts had an extremely hard time. 4:11 the team from lower franconia was behind early, took a time out, but also in the following the oshino volleys didn't manage to get any closer. Too many own mistakes and a constantly good performance of the swabians prevented tension, so that the first set went deservedly with 25:16 to fellbach. In the second set christian nowak replaced max kessel, but even this change did not change the dominance of the fellbach team.
This time it was the phase after the first timeout (8:12), in which the host loved to preserve the opponent and the latter successfully exploited almost every chance to score points. Eltmann chased a deficit that could not be recovered by the end of the set (14:25).
The third round was similar: at the beginning it went back and forth, again it was 8:12 at the first timeout of the home side, before fellbach pulled away further. The oshino volleys did not succeed much this evening, but fellbach played like a top team and was superior in all parts of the team.
The competition also loses
"Every team in the league had a hard time against fellbach today. They played a great game. Nevertheless, we must naturally hold more against it and come to clearer points", said VCE player kai naumann after the game.
He and his teammates can also be pleased that all the other teams in the bottom of the table also suffered defeats. While grafing lost 1:3 against freiburg in their own hall, waldgirmes had to accept a 1:3 defeat at SV schwaig and thus remains last behind the oshino volleys. Friedrichshafen, which was not in action this weekend with the same number of games as eltmann, is still two points ahead of the lower franconians.
Next week, the oshino volleys travel to ASV dachau, who also had a game off and are in a secure midfield position in 7th place. Then eltmann has the chance to work out a good starting position in the run-up to the meeting with waldgirmes a week later.