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Sunday, December 3rd 2017, 10:33pm

Rote Raben (Red Raves) Vilsbiburg are really still weak this season: only one set won in Münster, despite they have with 1.1 Million Euro the fourth highest budget in the league (considerably higher than Münster especially).
Yes, it's more or less the same as every season: some teams enter the season with big goals and a big mouth (such as this season Potsdam and Vilsbiburg) but turn out to be a disappointment, and other teams who do their work rather quietly but very well end up playing much better (such as Münster and Aachen this season).
It's still too early to make definite judgements, but from the tendency so far, Schwerin seems clearly the strongest team, Dresden and Stuttgart will fight for the 2nd place and behind them a lot of teams can all beat each other (Wiesbaden, Münster, Aachen, Vilsbiburg, Potsdam). Vilsbiburg and Potsdam wanted to be "the best of the rest" but so far they clearly aren't.

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Monday, December 4th 2017, 5:09pm

As expected, Wiesbaden's 2nd OPP Annalena Mach is done for the season with a torn ACL ;( Also Dora Grozer and Jennifer Keddy are currently injured, so the club will have a closer look at the transfer market now...

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017, 12:57pm

Today, 19.30 CET, live on www.vbl.tv and tv.sport1.de (with German IP): the big match Dresden vs Schwerin :super:

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017, 10:07pm

That's strange: like Stuttgart also Schwerin had match balls in fourth set, didn't use them and lost ultimately in tie-break. Of course home advantage in the full Margon hall of Dresden was a key ingredient and this advantage will be gone for Dresden in the second half of league round against both main contenders.

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017, 11:27pm

Dresden - Schwerin 3:2 (20:25 25:7 21:25 27:25 15:13)
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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 10:16am

TV numbers are here: yesterday 150,000 spectators at average watched Dresden vs. Schwerin, the second highest number so far (and by far exceeding again any men's match until now) after Dresden vs. Stuttgart with 160,000 a few weeks ago. It was aired in Sport1 directly after a world championship match of German handball women (0.56 million) and later in parallel there was also on free TV men's CL soccer with German clubs (5.55 million at public TV station ZDF, about 1 hour after beginning of this airing) . So a little influence by other sports both positively and negatively may be was involved yesterday.

Addition: peak number yesterday was 220,000 compared to 290,000 a few weeks ago when Stuttgart was there. We will see, how the numbers are, when the first matches are aired from beautiful SCHARRena in Stuttgart.

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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 2:02pm

Who's playing beside Carocci and Geerties as passer?
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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 2:36pm

Who's playing beside Carocci and Geerties as passer?


Greta Szakmary, regular second OH is also receiving together with Carocci and Geerties.

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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 3:26pm

Greta Szakmary

Who is she? It sounds like an hungarian name. Well, according to Google she's actually hungarian. Is she good? I expected something more than a stranger from a title contender, expecially when last season this team could bench someone like Ariel Turner.

A friend of mine told me Carocci is playing a great season so far, even if she has to pass tons of balls, that's why I asked.
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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 4:10pm

Greta Szakmary
Who is she? It sounds like an hungarian name. Well, according to Google she's actually hungarian. Is she good? I expected something more than a stranger from a title contender, expecially when last season this team could bench someone like Ariel Turner.

A friend of mine told me Carocci is playing a great season so far, even if she has to pass tons of balls, that's why I asked.
Szakmary is an excellent attacker but has her weaknesses in passing. However the main reason why Carocci has to pass tons of balls is because Geerties is a far better receiver, so most teams avoid serving to Geerties and go to Carocci instead who tries to cover a bit of Szakmary too.

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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 5:31pm

Greta Szakmary
Who is she? It sounds like an hungarian name. Well, according to Google she's actually hungarian. Is she good? I expected something more than a stranger from a title contender, expecially when last season this team could bench someone like Ariel Turner.

A friend of mine told me Carocci is playing a great season so far, even if she has to pass tons of balls, that's why I asked.
Szakmary is an excellent attacker but has her weaknesses in passing. However the main reason why Carocci has to pass tons of balls is because is a far better receiver, so most teams avoid serving to Geerties and go to Carocci instead who tries to cover a bit of Szakmary too.

Thanks. I imagined it. I'm glad Luna is doing a good job for her team.
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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 11:25pm

Greta Szakmary

Who is she? It sounds like an hungarian name. Well, according to Google she's actually hungarian. Is she good? I expected something more than a stranger from a title contender, expecially when last season this team could bench someone like Ariel Turner.

A friend of mine told me Carocci is playing a great season so far, even if she has to pass tons of balls, that's why I asked.


Yes, Szakmary is an Hungarian national player and one of their best outside hitters - and she is better in attacking than in receiving, i.e. vice versa as with Jennifer Geerties. That Schwerin lost finally in Dresden was not caused by bad attacking by her.

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Friday, December 8th 2017, 3:47pm

why Achen has so many Dutch players?I see only one player from germany

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Friday, December 8th 2017, 4:09pm

why Achen has so many Dutch players?I see only one player from germany
Because Aachen is close to the Dutch border and they have a Dutch coach who is familiar with young talents from her country who can reach the next level by playing in German league.

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Friday, December 8th 2017, 5:14pm

Schedule for the weekend, all matches live on www.vbl.tv

9. Dezember 2017
18:00 Aachen - Dresden
18:00 Erfurt - Suhl
19:00 Schwerin - Münster
19:00 Vilsbiburg - Wiesbaden
19:00 VCO Berlin - Stuttgart

10. Dezember 2017
14:30 Potsdam - Stuttgart

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Saturday, December 9th 2017, 8:02pm

Schwerin is down 0:2 at home against Münster :white:
And Dresden narrowly escaped being taken to tie-break by Aachen.

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Saturday, December 9th 2017, 8:14pm

Schwerin is down 0:2 at home against Münster :white:
And Dresden narrowly escaped being taken to tie-break by Aachen.


And Stuttgart dropped again a set in Berlin against the VCO juniors, which I think of being embarassing. Should not happen to a top team.

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Saturday, December 9th 2017, 8:16pm

Stuttgart started with some bench players and the Junior girls are not that bad :whistle:

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Saturday, December 9th 2017, 10:49pm

So Schwerin managed to win in tie-break against Münster, but their lost point can have consequences: if Stuttgart wins tomorrow in Potsdam with three points (3 to 4 sets), they would take over the lead in the table (same number of matches of the three top teams by the way, so it counts really). If Stuttgart wins in tie-break, they would stay closely behind Schwerin (only worse set ratio) but before Dresden, and only if they lose they would only be third after this match day. So this match Potsdam vs. Stuttgart tomorrow on Sunday is very important in every possible regard.

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Saturday, December 9th 2017, 11:00pm

Aachen - Dresden 1:3 (21:25 25:20 18:25 23:25)
http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2017-18/Women/2033.pdf
MVP: McKenzie Adams / Sasa Planinsec
Once again great stats for Dresden's MBs but horrible stats for their OHs. Aachen in 4th set from 14:21 to 23:22 but then Dresden had no mercy.

Erfurt - Suhl 1:3 (20:25 20:25 25:22 18:25)
http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2017-18/Women/2077.pdf
MVP: An Saita / Krista DeGeest

Schwerin - Münster 3:2 (22:25 23:25 25:18 25:17 15:9)
http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2017-18/Women/2034.pdf
MVP: Louisa Lippmann / Lisa Thomsen

Vilsbiburg - Wiesbaden 1:3 (25:16 23:25 12:25 23:25)
http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2017-18/Women/2035.pdf
MVP: Jennifer Pettke / Kimberly Drewniok

VCO Berlin - Stuttgart 1:3 (15:25 25:21 15:25 20:25)
http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2017-18/Women/2208.pdf
MVP: Gina Köppen / Michaela Mlejnkova

Tomorrow Potsdam-Stuttgart.

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