We know all the semifinalists of Serie A1. In the th match Macerata has easily beaten Treviso in 3 sets. Also in Modena we saw only 3 sets in the interests of the hosts.
The participation in the play-offs ends in the 5th round for Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza. They lost 0-3 with Casa Modena. The key for the victory was a masterful game of the Brazilian setter Bruninho, voted MVP of the match. He arrived in Modena just 3 days before the last match against Monza, but the increasing understanding between him and the rest of the team is noticeable. The cooperation with two centers, Wytze Kooistra (15 points) and Sebastian Creus (10), and opposite Angel Dennis (15), was exquisite. What failed? The reception of Monza. They couldn’t deal with the Modena’s service, especially the Dennis’ ones. The most efficient players from Monza were Mauro Gavotto (12 points) and Sean Rooney (12).
Sebastian Creus said: “We arrived here with the target to bring home a victory. And we succeed. I think the 2nd set was fundamental, we wanted to win at all costs and gaining this part of the game facilitated everything. Now we are preparing for Trento. We know it will be a hard game but after this match I think we can handle it.”
Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza – Casa Modena 3-1, 0-3, 3-2, 0-3, 0-3
Heart, pride and a big support from the followers – the favorable factors for Lube Banca Marche Macerata in the last game against Sisley Treviso, played in Fontescodella sports hall in Macerata. The players of Berruto have beaten 3-0 their opponents and they got a ticket to the semifinals, number 9 in their history. There is already waiting for them the team from Cuneo. The match has no history. Mecerata entered with Facundo Conte instead of Matteo Martino. His great performance (63% of efficiency in attack and 12 points at all) was awarded with the nomination for the MVP of this match. Berruto called just one time-out in the whole match and didn’t make changes. Good game also for Igor Omrcen (55% in attack and 2 aces) and Marko Podrascanin (67% in attack, 3 blocks and 2 aces). What worked extremely well in the team from Macerata, failed in Treviso: Robert Horstink finished with 0 points (4 blocks of 6 attacks made), Jiri Kovar with 17%-efficiency, Gabriele Maruotti with 25%.
Lube Banca Marche Macerata – Sisley Treviso 3-0, 3-1, 2-3, 1-3, 3-0
To the semifinals already qualified Itas Diatec Trentino, that has beaten San Giustino in 3 matches, and Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo after 3 victories over Verona.
The semifinals’ duels:
Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo – Lube Banca Marche Macerata
Itas Diatec Trentino – Casa Modena