The coach from Umbria ranks Bongaerts in dribbling, Diouf is the opposite, in the center Bauer and Melandri, Havelkova and Guerra di banda, the free is Sirressi. Coach Saja answers with Bugg as director, Klimets opposite, Cecconello and Trnkova form the central couple, Pamio Stigrot the hammers. The free is Venturi.
Perugia and Rome give life to a lively first set. Cristofani plays the War card from the first minute and immediately the shadows acquire balance in the second line. Not only because Diouf is growing and the attack that brings the Umbrians to 13-10 loads the team. Roma, with an extra Trnkova and an elastic Cecconello on the wall, made a few mistakes too many in attack forcing coach Saja to field Decortes for Klimets. To make the difference will then be the walls of Melandri and the excellent Diouf who will decide the fate of the first set (25-22).
Lively the next second with the two careful and balanced teams. Decortes stands out for some of the top players (15-16) and Perugia suffers from the distribution of the Bugg game. Cristofani wants freshness in the middle of the field and then takes advantage of Melli’s vivacity which will prove decisive in the end. Just the former Trento will not only be effective in reception and defense but often manages to be surgical in attack. The end of the second set is vibrant: Cecconello walls Havelkova (23-23), then the side of Perugia signs the 24-23, Rome cancels the set ball and finally Melli is exalted by closing the fraction on 26-24.
The Bartoccini Fortinfissi in the third fraction manages the game and flies to 17-11 and then accuses the vehement return of the capitoline who recover the disadvantage 18-18 and then move on to 20-21. Melli’s powerful serve (23-21) and Linda Nwakalor’s block (25-22) give the first three points of the season.
BARTOCCINI-FORTINFISSI PERUGIA – WATER & SOAP ROME VOLLEY CLUB 3-0 (25-19 26-24 25-22)
BARTOCCINI-FORTINFISSI PERUGIA: Havelkova 11, Melandri 5, Diouf 14, Guerra 11, Bauer 4, Bongaerts 1, Sirressi (L), Melli 4, Nwakalor 4, Diop 1, Guiducci. Do not enter: Provaroni, Rumori (L). All. Cristofani.
ACQUA & SAPONE ROMA VOLLEY CLUB: Pamio 4, Cecconello 5, Klimets 9, Stigrot 9, Trnkova 14, Bugg 4, Venturi (L), Decortes 3, Papa 1, Rebora, Archpriest. Do not enter: Bucci (L), Avenia. All. Saja.
REFEREES: Papadopol, Zanussi.
NOTES – Spectators: 430, Set duration: 26 ‘, 32’, 29 ‘; Total: 87 ′.