VERONA VOLLEY – ITAS TRENTINO-
Boxing Day and the Adige derby: it is the perfect recipe for an afternoon destined to go down in history. Verona beats the battleship Itas 3-2, in a crazy challenge, which began with Trento dominant in the first set, but who lost Sbertoli due to injury towards the middle of the set. Already the second set, finished with the advantages, certifies a change of balance, with Verona emerging with courage and with a heart to sell, gives the point, but returns to the charge in the second part of the match thanks to a very high level test against the wall , in particular of the two central Aguenier and Cortesia, with the blue that also collects a 75% in attack. Kaziyski and D’Heer are no longer enough for Itas, who tries to put his head forward in the tie-break, but gets back on the field when he changes sides, taking away a single point from the Agsm Forum.
Federico Bonami (Verona Volley) – « We left everything on the field, it was a strange game, we started badly. Once we were down by 2 sets we got to work playing our game, our system, even having fun. At first we were stuck, then we brought out the creativity that was missing. It is a victory that comes at the end of a year, now it’s up to Perugia but in Trento I lost 3-0, we want to have a different second round and these points must be our fuel. “.
Angelo Lorenzetti (Coach Itas Trentino) – « However, we moved the ranking and I reminded the team even while we were still playing because, beyond the difficulties in the final third and fourth part, we played a good game for long stretches, losing the fifth set for a couple of episodes. . Unfortunately we had to deal with Sbertoli’s injury; Lorenzo Sperotto did his part, but inevitably he didn’t have a lot of race pace in his legs and at long play we felt the blow “.
VERONA VOLLEY – ITAS TRENTINO 3-2 (13-25, 29-31, 25-20, 25-10, 15-12)
VOLLEY VERONA: Vieira De Oliveira 1, Magalini 14, Aguenier 12, Jensen 18, Mozic 20, Courtesy 12, Donati (L), Bonami (L), Asparuhov 1, Qafarena 0, Zanotti 0. NE Nikolic, Wounembaina, Spirito. All. Stoytchev.
ITAS TRENTINO: Sbertoli 0, Kaziyski 15, Podrascanin 10, Lavia 17, Michieletto 21, D’Heer 7, De Angelis (L), Sperotto 1, Zenger (L), Cavuto 2, Pinali 4. NE Albergati. All. Lorenzetti.
REFEREES: Puecher, Lot.
NOTES – set length: 18 ‘, 37’, 24 ‘, 18’, 18 ‘; total: 115 ‘.
MVP: Rok Mozic (Verona Volley)
TOP VOLLEY TANK – SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA-
First day of return to the Palasport di Cisterna, Top Volley played on the pitch against the first of the class, Sir Safety Perugia. Coach Grbic lined up in direction Giannelli, opposite Ter Host, central Russo and Solé, Colaci free and Plotnytskyi of band with Leon. Fabio Soli responds with Baranowicz setter, Dirlic opposite, the pair of central Zingel-Bossi, spikers Rinaldi and Raffaelli with Cavaccini free. Quick start for the Umbrians who find points with Ter Host on time from place 4, plus Leon’s ace in the initial 8-6. Cisterna does not stand by and always remains attached to his opponents with Rinaldi putting the 14-14 ball on the ground and overtaking (15-14). An advantage that increases with Dirlic, 17-15. Coach Soli’s guys easily control the +2 up to 22-20. Then Perugia impacts with the entry of Travica, but it is Top Volley that wins the first set 27-25 with a first half. In the second set Cisterna starts well with the usual Rinaldi (6-4). Perugia reacts, Raffaelli takes the chair and gets even (9-9). Leon goes wild and scores three points in a row with an attack, block and ace (10-13). Top Volleyball tries to react, but the opponents make no mistake and to find and insist from place 4 Giannelli finds Leon on time (16-19). The advantage for the guests increases in the final (19-25). Plotnytskyi protagonist in the partial of 5 to 0 at the beginning of the third set. Despite the efforts of the biancoblù, it is Perugia to command the game (12-6) and to find the maximum advantage thanks also to the jokes of Giannelli (17-6). A set to forget for the pontini, never in a match (10-25). In the fourth set the Soli boys return to keep up with their opponents and attacked up to 10-10 thanks to the plays of Rinaldi who scores an ace and two points from place 4. Baranowicz continues to serve balls with the tachometer and his companions take advantage of it putting down precious points, but the Umbrians are ahead (14-15). Perugia finds continuity and order, Leon continues to grind points until 25-The Umbrians take home the whole stake.
Fabio Soli (Coach Top Volley Cisterna) – «Meeting a team like Perugia puts you in front of many difficulties and our goal is not to disfigure. We are at a time when we are not very many in training, so we can take advantage of situations that make us understand and grow. We took a little step forward compared to Trento. In the first set it was us, glued to them, then they raised the level and we lowered ours. We can’t afford it. Now we have three fundamental matches for serenity ».
Dragan Travica (Sir Safety Conad Perugia) – « In this period we train little and play a lot, we lack companions, the training is new and with little work in the gym behind us. In addition, Cisterna is a prepared team, which plays well technically, which gives little and I believe that the right merits should be given to our opponents. For all these reasons, tonight was tough, however, with the exception of a situation in the first set, we have always held the pitch well and we take home three important points. “.
TOP VOLLEY CISTERN – SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA 1-3 (27-25, 19-25, 10-25, 19-25)
TOP VOLLEY CISTERN: Baranowicz 1, Rinaldi 12, Bossi 3, Dirlic 15, Raffaelli 13, Zingel 4, Picchio (S), Wiltenburg 2, Giani 0, Cavaccini (S), Saadat 2. NE All.
SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA: Giannelli 6, Plotnytskyi 18, Russo 8, Ter Horst 10, Leon Venero 28, Solé 10, Travica 1, Piccinelli (S), Colaci (S), Dardzans 0. NE Ricci. All. Grbic.
REFEREES: Hat, Luciani.
NOTES – set duration: 32 ‘, 30’, 22 ‘, 26’; total: 110 ‘.
MVP Wilfredo Leon (Sir Safety Conad Perugia)
CUCINE LUBE CIVITANOVA – KIOENE PADOVA-
Cucine Lube Civitanova immediately returns to victory in the Championship after last week’s misstep with Perugia. The second round opens with a 3-0 win (25-20, 25-17, 25-20) over Kioene Padova. Result with which the Eurosuole Forum and the red and white fans greet an intense and satisfying 2021.
Rising to 31 points in the standings and first pursuer of the Block Devils, Civitanova will return to the field on Wednesday 29 December at 8.30 pm against Piacenza (live on RAI Sport, Volley TV and Radio Arancia) at PalaBanca.
Cucine Lube knows how to resist and does it very well under the direction of De Cecco, MVP of the match. The red and white change their set-up once again, given the unavailability of Juantorena and Lucarelli, but the team engages after a quarter of an hour of running in. With Zaytsev diverted to place 4, Civitanova attacks with 62% effectiveness, wins the challenge from 9 meters (6-2), on the block (6-2) and in reception. The opponents were very foolish in the service (21 errors), but persistent in the first set and in the final of the third.
The top scorer of the match is on the other side of the field, Mattia Bottolo (13 points with 60%), but the strikers of the Marche sextet do their job in full. Garcia Fernandez closes with 12 points and 57%, while there are 20 points, equally distributed, for Yant (64%) and Zaytsev (56%).
To direct the first set (25-20) is Zaytsev’s point at the end of the longest exchange (17-16). A confidence boost followed by Garcia’s ace and Simon’s attack (20-17). Good work by De Cecco and good management from nine meters by the whole team. Final downhill and victory on a service out of Padua. In the second set (25-17) Garcia immediately stands out (6 points with 2 aces). La Lube soon puts the arrow (11-8) and spreads (23-16) with 69% achievement in attack. The third set (25-20) is all red and white. The series in the service of Yant at the start (10-5) and De Cecco in the heart of the partial (19-12) were decisive, as were the 5 points of the Tsar and the attacks of Yant. Cuttini’s men there (23-19), but Yant’s wall closes the score.
Ivan Zaytsev (Cucine Lube Civitanova) – «In my technical background as a player I had experience in the band and I made myself available: when needed, we do this and more to help. We hope in the return of the injured to find rhythm in training, also because Chicco Blengini is going crazy during the week to find the balance. I lack some stamina, but I want to keep the knee recovery growth stable, movements in place 4 can help. Volleyball is the only sport where we play so much during the Christmas holidays, it’s tough, but let’s stay focused ».
Eric Loeppky (Kioene Padova) – «Today Lube was stronger than us on all the fundamentals, their experience and their quality made themselves felt, especially in key moments. When you play against teams of this level you have few chances and the few that you have must be realized, otherwise it is hard. The joke didn’t help us, but it’s a risk we face with the kind of play we play. Despite the defeat, I would save the fact that we never give up, in any scoring situation ».
CUCINE LUBE CIVITANOVA – KIOENE PADOVA 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-20)
CUCINE LUBE CIVITANOVA: De Cecco 2, Yant Herrera 10, Anzani 7, Garcia Fernandez 12, Zaytsev 10, Simon 6, Balaso (L), Marchisio (L), Diamantini 1, Sottile 0. NE Kovar, Jeroncic, Penna. All. Blengini.
KIOENE PADOVA: Zimmermann 0, Loeppky 3, Vitelli 5, Weber 11, Bottolo 13, Canella 3, Bassanello (S), Takahashi 0, Gottardo (S), Zoppellari 0, Schiro 0, Petrov 2, Crosato 0, Volpato 2. NE All. Cuttini.
REFEREES: Carcione, Caretti.
NOTES – set duration: 25 ‘, 26’, 27 ‘; total: 78 ‘.
Collection: 20,980, 41 euros.
MVP: Luciano De Cecco (Cucine Lube Civitanova)
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Kioene Padova 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-20)
Top Volley Cisterna – Sir Safety Conad Perugia 1-3 (27-25, 19-25, 10-25, 19-25)
Verona Volley – Itas Trentino 3-2 (13-25, 29-31, 25-20, 25-10, 15-12)
Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena – Vero Volley Monza Postponed
Consar RCM Ravenna – Bluenergy Piacenza Gas Sale Postponed
Callipo Callipo Tuna Calabria Vibo Valentia – Gioiella Prisma Taranto It will be played on January 20 at 19-30
He rested: Allianz Milano
Sir Safety Conad Perugia 37, Cucine Lube Civitanova 31, Itas Trentino 26, Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena 25, Vero Volley Monza 20, Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 18, Kioene Padova 15, Allianz Milano 15, Verona Volley 13, Top Volley Cisterna 13, Gioiella Prisma Taranto 10, Callipo Callipo Tuna Calabria Vibo Valentia 9, Consar RCM Ravenna 2.
1 match less: Itas Trentino, Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena, Vero Volley Monza and Consar RCM Ravenna.
2 matches less: Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza, Gioiella Prisma Taranto and Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia.
3 fewer matches: Allianz Milano.
NEXT TURN-29/12/2021 Hours: 20.30
Bluenergy Gas Sale Piacenza-Cucine Lube Civitanova;
Itas Trentino-Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia Postponed;
Vero Volley Monza-Allianz Milano It will be played on 26/01/2022 at 20.30;
Sir Safety Conad Perugia-Verona Volley;
Gioiella Prisma Taranto-Consar RCM Ravenna It will be played on 30/12/2021 at 20.30;
Kioene Padova-Top Volley Cisterna It will be played on 30/12/2021 at 20.30
Rest: Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena