Vilsbiburg registered Lenka Dürr as player on VBL website, but she isn't listed as eligible to play yet. She has been practising with them in order to stay in shape until she gets a contract somewhere, and since they already have Myrthe Schoot it doesn't make sense for them to actually sign Dürr as well, so let's wait for an official statement...
Potsdam - Schwerin 2:3 (18:25 25:19 25:14 19:25 12:15)
MVP: Nia Grant / Kimberly Drewniok
Aachen - Stuttgart 1:3 (25:20 15:25 18:25 23:25)
MVP: Maja Storck / Pia Kästner
I'm not sure but I think Hanke might consider going abroad once more, she'll turn 30 next year so maybe she'll try to make some money for the time when she retires and go somewhere for 1-2 years where she can earn more than in Schwerin.
I hope Bongaerts moves to a club where she can play as starter next season, sure she has chances to learn from Hanke IMO the best setter in Bundesliga, but it's also very important to keep playing, especially for a setter.
IMO Schwerin doesn't have a clear starting setter. In all matches so far Koslowski has been switching back and forth, sometimes Hanke started, sometimes Bongaerts did, and both had matches coming off the bench having an impact. I think in the long run Bongaerts is the more "talented" setter but Hanke for now has more experience. I'm actually curious to see who will be starter in the key matches of the season.
Magdalena Gryka is registered as new player for SC Potsdam on VBL website. Dannemiller has been doing well so far so there is no need to sign someone else as starter, but maybe Potsdam realised that they need two good setters and not only a junior player who probably is far from Bundesliga level as backup setter.
SC Potsdam signs Magdalena Gryka.
Guillermo Hernandez is the new coach of Potsdam: http://www.maz-online.de/Sport…Bundesligisten-SC-Potsdam
So many lies First Carli was "ill", now they claim he left "for personal reasons" when in fact the club fired him (for reasons unknown so far)...Potsdam's manager doesn't leave a very good impression these days.
VCO Berlin - Aachen 2:3 (17:25 18:25 25:23 25:18 16:18)
MVP: Alexa Kaminski / Maja Storck
Aachen played without Agost and Knip and with Oude Luttikhuis (!) as libero, but still this is no excuse to almost lose against the kids. Aachen had a clear lead towards the end of 3rd set but blew it and even had to defend a match point in 5th set.
Cup semifinals will be played on Wednesday.
Potsdam - Aachen 3:1 (29:27 22:25 25:11 25:16)
MVP: Marta Drpa (33 pts) / Marrit Jasper
Suhl - Dresden 0:3 (15:25 21:25 18:25)
MVP: McKenzie Jacobson / Mareen von Römer
Wiesbaden - Münster 1:3 (23:25 25:15 19:25 23:25)
MVP: Sina Fuchs / Mareike Hindriksen
Stuttgart - Erfurt 3:0 (25:17 25:15 25:15)
MVP: Molly McCage / Emily Thater
Tomorrow VCO Berin - Aachen.
I wasn't trying to take a dig at German teams, just to be clear! But I've always been under the impression that German league has had quite a lot of injuries over the last few seasons from checking out the league thread, but you're right, I might be wrong. lol
Don't worry, I didn't understand you that way And maybe that expression came up because I or other posters usually report when someone got hurt and in other league threads this seems to happen less...
At this point, there's got to be something wrong with their medical staff. I can't recall any other team in the world where players get injured this often (and heavy injuries too!). Perhaps in Germany, where athletes seem to drop like flies, but still. I wouldn't be surprised to see other injuries happening to them during the season.
Other than in the past Dresden that for some years was very unlucky with injuries, I have no clue how German teams stand out in that department. I used to think that here we have rather few injuries compared to other leagues actually...
Confusion in Potsdam: According to Sport1, the club and Davide Carli "mutually agreed" to part ways and a new coach will be presented next week. However, the club now released a statement that currently Carli can't lead the team due to illness and the team will for now be coached by the assistant coach and the coach of 2nd team.
Stuttgart - Straubing 3:0 (20, 19, 13)
MVP: Annie Cesar / Julia Wenzel
Schwerin - Vilsbiburg 3:0 (23, 21, 23)
MVP: Kimberly Drewniok / Vanessa Agbortabi
Two matches today:
19:00 Stuttgart - Straubing - sporttotal.tv
19:10 Schwerin - Vilsbiburg - Sport1 TV match
This is totally the wrong topic for that
Münster - Stuttgart 0:3 (25, 21, 15)
MVP: Luisa Keller / Krystal Rivers
Straubing - VCO Berlin 3:1 (25:12, 25:19, 19:25, 25:23)
MVP: Danica Markovic / Hanna-Marie Schieder
1 Schwerin 6 6 18:6 16
2 Dresden 5 4 13:4 12
3 Potsdam 5 3 13:7 11
4 Stuttgart 3 3 9:2 8
5 Münster 6 3 11:11 8
6 Aachen 5 2 10:10 8
7 Suhl 5 3 9:10 7
8 Erfurt 6 2 8:13 7
9 Vilsbiburg 4 2 7:6 6
10 Wiesbaden 4 2 8:10 5
11 Straubing 5 1 8:13 5
12 VCO Berlin 8 0 2:24 0
Matthias, how is Hamson doing coming back from injury? Is she in decent shape? I saw she started in the last match.
From what I've seen of her so far she's not very convincing. Tall, slow, clumsy. Her serves are dangerous because of her height, but in attack she's not impressive (yet).
Looks like the stream of Münster-Stuttgart is not working, first it said "file could not be loaded" and now it's completely gone
IMO VBL made a big mistake with changing the broadcaster. Sportdeutschland streams had better quality and were more reliable overall I think.
Maybe DVV and VBL should consider, to cancel the special participation right of the VCO juniors, before the next team is again beating the crap out of them?
That won't work because today is already their next match
In VCO's defense, their probably strongest OH Romy Jatzko injured her hand in the very first rally of the match and even had to be taken to hospital. But even considering that, losing 26:75 is an absolute joke and certainly won't help any of the girls to turn into a better player.