Treviso won important match in Piacenza, Ricardo was star of the match. Modena came back from 0:2 in Perugia to gain the tiebreak. I. Omrcen saved with his serve 3 points for Macerata.
COPRATLANTIDE PIACENZA – SISLEY TREVISO 1:3
Treviso had the better of Piacenza and are now above the Italian champs in the table. Ricardo was the main architect, one that Treviso could hardly do without. The hosts were clinical and constant dominating the game. On the other hand, Piacenza showed little of its undeniable qualities. There are some extenuating circumstances for Piacenza, which counts many injured players. Lorenzetti had to make a few changes with Zlatanov and Grassano on the wings and Urnaut outside hitter. Treviso lost Horstink because of an ankle injury early in the third set, excellently substituted by Samuele Papi.
Roberto Piazza (Sisley Treviso): “I am very satisfied with the three points. I’m not even looking at the table for the Italian Cup, I’m not interested for now. Our captain Samuele Papi took over in the fourth set and scored all the important points”.
PRISMA TARANTO – LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA 1:3
Both parts made many mistakes. Omrcen was the clutch player, MVP with 24 points, lethal on the serve with two consecutive aces at 23-22 for Taranto. Westphal’s mistake from the backline was also decisive on the 23-20 for Taranto.
F. De Giorgi (Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “A tight game psychologically, which we won thanks to Omrcen: We know he can cause a lot of problems to the opponent from the serve. We had to find unusual resources to get back in the fourth set, in which Taranto seemed to be heading towards a tie-break. Let’s just say that we took advantage of our three best rotations on the serve: Martino, Cisolla and Omrcen”.
RPA-LUIGIBACCHI.IT PERUGIA – TRENKWALDER MODENA 2:3
Perugia’s run of four consecutive wins has been interrupted at the fifth set against Modena in a game it seemed to be able to dominate from start to finish. Dick Kooy was the man of the match. Perugia won the first set despite being 5 points behind at one point. The host made it 2-0 before finding itself without energy to finish it off in the third. The fourth was all Modena and in the tie-break the guest did not find much difficulty to seal it.
ACQUA PARADISO MONZA – MARMI LANZA VERONA 3:1
A dedicated victory and three important points for Monza. Simone Buti was named MVP. “We won for Marcello Gabana too. We failed to do so in Macerata despite the fact we played well but this time the win is dedicated to him and our new chairman. We had a good performance, we played good dig, counter attacked and made it difficult for them. Hopefully, we’ll take more points against Treviso on Sunday," said Marcello Forni after the game.
YOGA FORLI – ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO 0:3
Tento was rarely put under pressure. Only Marci and Carrol managed to give a bit of food for thought to the Italian champs, especially in the second set. The rest was Kaziyski and Zygadlo’s show.
BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO – ARAN CUCINE ABRUZZO PINETO 3:0
Easy win for Cuneo, which had everything under control right from the start despite Wijmans’ absence. Substitute Patriarca did well, while the MVP was Mastrangelo, doing brilliantly at the net.
ESSE-TI CARILO LORETO – ANDREOLI LATINA 3:2
Thrilling game in Loreto’s PalaSerenelli. In a match up between two teams fighting to stay up, the hosts eventually celebrated at the end of 5 tight sets. Vigilante was the MVP of the game (25 pts).