Brilliant Cuneo wins big game vs Trentino. Macerata stops negative streak with tie-break win over Piacenza. Perugia fail again.
LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA – COPRATLANTIDE PIACENZA 3:2
In the third tie-break of the season between Macerata and Piacenza, Macerata stopped its two games negative streak (Treviso and Trento) and remained amongst the top teams in the league table. In the fifth set, it was al Omrcen, Mvp. More then 10 000 Euros from entrance fee and spectators will be allocated to the people of Haiti, which was hit by the earthquake.
Ferdinando De Giorgi (Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “Very intense game, great competitive spirit and great technique. To be honest, it’s always the case against Piacenza. We did well to stay in the game all the time, and in the tie-break we did a good job on a couple of clutch points. Everyone had a hand in this victory, our attitude greatly improved. This win allows us to stay towards the top part of the table”.
BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO – ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO 3:1
Cuneo reduced the gap with Trentino thanks to a 3-1 victory over the league leaders in front of over 4.400 fans. Kaziyski and Vissotto did not play whole match, due to tough schedule and important matches in Champions League. Five points separate the two teams now. Luigi Mastrangelo MVP.
Luigi Mastrangelo (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo): “The work done in the gym this week proved useful tonight. Meeting the leaders gives you great motivation. We struggled in the first, if you don’t serve well against the leaders, you can’t go ahead. In the following set, the serve started to work and things changed. The last set was the tightest one in which we faced their best starting six”.
ACQUA PARADISO MONZA – TRENKWALDER MODENA 3:1
Thanks to a good dig and great serve, Monza went back to winning ways as it defeated Modena 3-1. Dragan Travica was the best on court against his old club. Andrea Sememzato made his comeback after eight months out.
Mauro Gavotto (Acqua Paradiso Monza): “I think the blackout of the fourth set was due to the fact we were excessively nervous. We contested many decisions and the opponent too: This is surely the reason why we lost our focus. They played better than us at the net. In the third set, as well as in the first, we played well in every area of the game, we served hard, and made great digs. The fourth set was perfect”.
SISLEY TREVISO – MARMI LANZA VERONA 3:2
Bontje was back in the starting line up for this game, which was played at the unusual time of 12pm. The derby went all the way to the tie-break, which was decided by De Togni and Kohut’s blocks for Treviso.
TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA – RPA-LUIGIBACCHI.IT PERUGIA 3:1
Vibo Valentia saw the light at the end of the tunnel, putting an end to a negative run thanks to a 3-1 victory over Perugia. Uriarte’s team had an excellent performance. Perugia caused all sorts of problems to the hosts in the first set, but then they totally disappeared, making an awful lot of mistakes.
ARAN CUCINE ABRUZZO PINETO – ANDREOLI LATINA 0:3
Latina registered its third consecutive win. It defeated Pineto, which made too many mistakes on the serve and in dig. Leondino Giombini MVP.
YOGA FORLI – ESSE-TI CARILO LORETO 3:1
In front of 2500 supporters, Forli had the better of Loreto, which did not have a bad game either, as it was pushed by its 500 fans.
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