Piacenza breaks Cuneo’s winning streak, Treviso won its 8th consecutive match. Trento goes 6 points clear at the top. At the bottom, only Latina grabs a point against Modena.
SISLEY TREVISO – TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA 3:1
Treviso registered its 8th consecutive win at the expense of Vibo Valentia as Alessandro Fei was back for coach Piazza. Treviso consolidates its third place in the table.
Roberto Piazza (Sisley Volley): “We struggled in the first set, we couldn’t find our rhythm and concentration. We loosened up from the second set on and the team spirit did the rest. Papi had a great performance in reception. Fei? It was important to have him back in the team before the game against Piacenza, and he did rather well. We’ll focus on the cup game from Monday, it was important to get those points”.
COPRATLANTIDE PIACENZA – BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO 3:1
Piacenza clinched an unbelievable victory in a real battle from start to finish. A win that will give the team confidence, very important given the clash with Treviso in the Cup on Wednesday. Wijmans started on the bench as he hasn’t completely recovered from his physical problems. Marshall stood out, his consistency was key in his team triumph.
Angelo Lorenzetti (CoprAtlantide Piacenza): “We wanted to remain focus and play hard even if they were without important players and, despite a difficult start, we managed to do so. We wanted to finally win against one of the top teams. We did it today although we haven’t reached our best form yet. This game should help us to face future big encounters like the one on Wednesday”.
LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA – RPA-LUIGIBACCHI.IT PERUGIA 3:1
Perugia with new head coach Vincenzo Di Pinto could not stop Macerata. Still without Corsano, Macerata made a “full” of victories with the latest against Perugia, which ruined Di Pinto’s debut on the bench. Igor Omrcen was written all over this win. The Croatian was logically named MVP as he tallied 20 points. De Giorgi had to give up on Cisolla who suffered a knee problem.
ACQUA PARADISO MONZA – ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO 1:3
Monza deceived its 3000 fans for while but in the end it had to surrender against the league leaders Trentino in four sets. Out of three return games, this is already the second home loss for Monza. Macerata’s inspiration came from Vissotto (who came on for Sokolov in the second set) and Kaziyski, the MVP of the game. The hosts had 24 points from Gavotto, while Exiga provided some excellent digs.
Matey Kaziyski (Itas Diatec Trentino): “We did not get off to a brilliant start. In the first three sets we struggled and Monza played very well, they took chances by hitting the serve hard and did some extraordinary digs. They made it difficult for us, but we did well to never give up and play until the last play to win it”.
ANDREOLI LATINA – TRENKWALDER MODENA 2:3
Latina grabbed a crucial point against Modena at the end of a spectacular game. Dennis led Modena to a two-nil lead but then Latina ignited a comeback to force a tie-break.
Giampaolo Medei (Andreoli Latina): “I am very satisfied with the way my team played. The group worked as a unit, everybody contributed and we proved we could be competitive against anyone. The disappointment lies more on the first set than the fifth”.
MARMI LANZA VERONA – ESSE-TI CARILO LORETO 3:0
Loreto tried hard to stay close but Verona was determined to show its worth and it did so taking all three points. Maxwell Holt (89% in attack, one ace and three blocks) was named MVP. Verona took revenge on the defeat suffered in the first meeting between the two teams this season.
YOGA FORLI – PRISMA TARANTO 0:3
Taranto registered a deserved win against Forli. It came back in the first set to win it and then made few mistakes. Easy third set.