Just one point for winning two sets would have been enough for the SC Potsdam volleyball team to go into the last four games of the Bundesliga main round as table leaders. But the team lost the summit meeting at MTV Stuttgart on Friday evening 1:3 (25:22, 18:25, 18:25, 26:28) and had to let the opponent pass them in the table. "We were a bit shaky in our assumption," said SCP middle blocker Anastasia Cekulaev on Sport1.tv, explaining her team's drop in performance in sets two and three.
But not only the acceptance was decisive for the second defeat of the season for the Potsdam women. In the end, the team also lacked composure. In the fourth set she was 16:10 ahead, got two set points at 24:22, even had a third set point at 26:25 - and lost this round with 26:28.
"Potsdam put a lot of pressure on at first. Maybe the pace surprised us a bit, but then we reacted really well," said Stuttgart attacker Laura Künzler, analyzing the game in front of 2,251 spectators in the sold-out arena.
However, SC Potsdam cannot long mourn the loss of the lead in the table. Already on Tuesday, the team at home in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the CEV Cup will be challenged by Italy's top club Scandicci. And on the following Sunday, the German cup final against SSC Schwerin is on the program in Mannheim.
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