After 13 rounds of the Italian Serie A we know eight teams that will participate in Quarterfinals of the Italian Cup, played on Wednesday, January 19th.
To the Quarterfinals qualified eight best teams in the classification of the Italian Serie A1 after 13 rounds. They will play on Wednesday, January 19th, in four Italian cities (according to the first positions in the table – Trento, Cuneo, Macerata, Modena). The Final Four will be played in Verona on January, 22nd and 23rd.
M. Roma Volley is the first of the excluded of the Final Eight, a victim of the game against Copra Morpho Piacenza, another team that did not enter between “the best eight”. Acqua Paradiso lost with Casa Modena 2-3 but 1 point gained in that match allows them to play in the Quarterfinals (from the 8th place). They will meet with the World Champions, Itas Diatec Trentino. Lube Banca Marche Macerata will cross with Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia, that sparkled in the game against Marmi Lanza Verona (won 3-1), confirming their 6th position. The 3rd pair of the Quarterfinals is Casa Modena – Sisley Treviso, that beat easily BCC-NEP Castellana Grotte 3-0. From the 2nd position in the classification to the Final Eight entered Cuneo, that lost with Trento 0-3. With the Italian Champions will play RPA-LuigiBacchi.it San Giustino (7th place in the standings with 20 points).
After almost two hours of the game San Giustino won over Andreoli Latina 3-1 (22:25, 20:25, 25:28, 20:25). It was the 7th defeat consecutive of Latina. San Giustino had a lead of several points during the whole match, except the 3rd set, won by Andreoli, thanks to great contribution of Goran Vujevic on the service. The best player of Latina was Vujevic with 14 points gained, from San Giustino – Fabrizio Dias with 17 points (MVP) and Goran Maric (17). – I‘m very satisfied that we gained 3 points today – said Emanuele Zanini, coach of San Giustino. – It was our 3rd victory consecutive. It was important for us to enter to the Final Eight to fight in the Italian Cup. I’m satisfied of the growth of my team, in 4 months we were able to become a real team.