Games of the week
By Published: October 12, 2017
Stuttgart, Lakenheath at Wiesbaden
The defending Division I champion Stuttgart Panthers are doing it all over again, successfully rebuilding on the fly after substantial losses from a championship team. This weekend, they’ll put their unbeaten record on the line against two very formidable challengers.
Host Wiesbaden, which won the 2014 European crown, hasn’t lost since its season opener against Ramstein. In fact, the Warriors haven’t even dropped a set in that five-match span.
Lakenheath arrives in Wiesbaden on the momentum of its impressive performance on Sept. 30, when the Lancers dominated Kaiserslautern and recorded a five-set defeat of Ramstein.
Should Stuttgart survive this weekend unscathed, it will be just two matches removed from another undefeated Division I campaign. The Panthers face Vilseck on Oct. 21 and Ramstein on Oct. 28 before launching a bid for a third straight title at the European tournament starting Nov. 2.