ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO - MARMI LANZA VERONA 3:2
Trentino was missing L. Vissotto. The game was very even. Verona’s dream to come back from Trento with a victory lasted until 14-13 in the fifth set. But then, Kaziyski had other plans: he scored three points helping the World Champions to keep their winning streak going.
Emanuele Birarelli (Itas Diatec Trentino): “It’s been a difficult game, Verona played without fear but in the end it paid the price for a predictable game. Vissotto’s absence made itself felt but we still did a good job of turning things around having recourse to our bench”.
TRENKWALDER MODENA - PRISMA TARANTO 3:0
In front of 3000 spectators in the Palapanini, Modena took three important points at the end of a tight encounter. Led by Rivaldo and fellow countryman Cleber, Taranto had an excellent game but the hosts did well in the clutch time.
BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO - TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA 3:0
Undisputed victory for Cuneo who finished Vibo Valentia off in straight sets in front of 3325 fans. The ex-Gonzalez received a special welcoming with a friendly banner dedicated to him.
Nikola Grbic (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo): “I was expected a battle but when our tactical game works fine, it gets difficult to play against us. Credit to us for putting under pressure Vibo right from the start so that to stop them from gaining confidence. We know each other better now, the understanding between the players grows everyday”.
SISLEY TREVISO - YOGA FORLI 3:1
Treviso is back to full speed with three important points gained at the expense of Forli. Treviso played two perfect sets before fading in the third. It finished the job off in the fourth as Horstink was named MVP.
Alessandro Fei (Sisley Treviso): “We played well in the first two sets, but then they made the right changes and our level of play decreased, which allowed them to gain confidence. We were back on track in the fourth and even though it was more difficult that it should have been, we eventually grabbed the three points. This is crucial for us because we stay in touch with the group leading the pack, which we really wanted to”.
ANDREOLI LATINA - RPA-LUIGIBACCHI.IT PERUGIA 1:3
Savani and Hubner took Perugia to their fourth consecutive win. Latina fought hard but once again it ends up without a point.
Cristian Savani (RPA-LuigiBacchi.it Perugia): “We needed points but the way we would get them mattered too. It’s very tight in the league and three points keeps us in the race for the Italian Cup qualification”.
ARAN CUCINE ABRUZZO PINETO - COPRATLANTIDE PIACENZA 0:3
Piacenza comes back from Pineto with the win. The game was over after the second set. The serve and the work at the net of the guests made the difference.