Hammelburg orgy of impact

Hammelburg orgy of impact

Hammelburg volleys – TSV mimmenhausen 2:3 (28:26, 20:25, 25:18, 17:25, 9:15). It was the scene of the evening: in the third set, lorenz karlitzek stepped up to the plate. He started a series unusual at this level, which ended only with 15:6. This is how he secured the set and a point for his team. That it was not enough for more, had several reasons.

The match between top-ranked mimmenhausen and the hammelburg volleys began evenly. But then lukas ott served for the TSV – and the hammelburger got a problem. Because they were not concentrating, the score was soon 6:9. But the volleys did not break in, were soon equal. Also, because the guests oscar benner and karlitzek were not provided. After the fastidious referee had recognized a double touch at the opponent’s acceptance, the home team equalized: 14:14.

High voltage at the net

From then on, both teams fought an open duel – and scored in unison until 23:23. Because the mimmenhausen team then showed a strong block, they took the first set point. The hammelburgers fought him off. TSV took the lead again with a fluent attack; the well released benner equalized with a placed smash ball. Again lead TSV, again equalize benner.

At 27:26 the hammelburg block stood. And when ex-national player and TSV coach christian pampel underestimated a pass from luca dierks, the set win for the volleys was actually there. The ball landed full in the field: 28:26. Some people in the hall were pleasantly surprised.

The second set was similarly even. It was obvious to both teams that they were really up for this game. A slight hammelburg lead (15:12) in the middle of the set was easily made up by the mimmenhausen team, who never looked nervous (16:16). And gained an advantage for themselves.

Zeitler surprises as libero

Because libero lukas baden also had problems with the reception, trainer cornel closca made an unusual change at the score of 18:22. He brought moritz zeitler to baden’s position. Also because he lacked alternatives. Aaron dettner and hannes krochmann had taken the precaution of going to quarantane because of corona in their surroundings. The chess move did not help much. Mimmenhausen extended its lead. Once again hammelburg hope through dierks at 19:24. But TSV did not love to take the set. Christian pampel finalized.

The third set was dominated by the hammelburg team. At the score of 8:5, lorenz karlitzek rotated himself with a self-scored point in the statement. His serves hit the mimmenhausen players hard. If they did not end directly as an ace, they sailed from the defense to the hall ceiling. Once the net helped. The orgy ended only when karlitzek put a ball just out of bounds. Nevertheless: with his series, the returnee carried away the spectators, who otherwise reacted rather reservedly, also to the animation attempts of hall speaker oliver wendt. Corona is in the heads.

The leader never recovered. Jonas hoffmann and ott started with (counter-)offensive serves, but they were not successful. Only they did not last as long as karlitzek’s. Logically, the latter converted the set point to 25:18 himself. Although they had certainly planned something else, the hammelburg team was soon behind in the fourth set (7:10) after another even start. There also the spectacular action of "fubballer" helped laurentiu vinatoru, who skilfully hit the ball with his "left" during a long ball exchange kept in the game; nils rehmeier then secured the 9:10. At the score of 10:14 a new series of karlitzek serves failed to materialize. Also, that lukas baden took over again, as well as some time-outs missed his effect. The hammelburg team made more and more mistakes. It was fitting that karlitzek hit his shot wide of the mark at the final 16:25.

Incomprehensible slump

The tie-break was followed – it has to be said – by a collapse. At 0:1, the ball bounced off the hammelburg block and out of bounds. At 0:2, moritz rauber failed against the opponent’s wall, at 0:3 it was similar. What head of department matthias benner loved to exclaim: "I don’t understand that now." It was his son who made the connection. But actually the game was already over. The mimmenhausen team played their game through. Lukas ott closed the match by cleverly hitting karlitzek so that the ball went out of reach. Dismayed faces among the hammelburgers. Cornel closca was happy about the one point. The coach complained, however, that his young team had never found its consistency. The collapse did not come as a surprise for closca. "With a few experienced players over 30, the tie-break would certainly have been different."

Air to the top

Lorenz karlitzek also saw a game with highs and lows. "We played very inconsistently at times." Once the indications had come, but the team had not made the points. On one occasion it happened to the opponent. In the tie-break, the missed start with a 2:5 was decisive for the outcome. Karlitzek thought his own game was okay. "But there is still room for improvement."

Mimmenhausen’s christian pampel, who – once again – was named MVP, saw TV/djkler serve very aggressively. When the indications came through, this weapon worked, said the TSV player-coach. In the fourth and fifth set, however, that was no longer the case.