Monza beat Treviso without Horstink in tiebreak. Perugia swept Piacenza in three sets. Wijsmans back on court. Captain of Cuneo was MVP in the match against Macerata.
ACQUA PARADISO MONZA – SISLEY TREVISO 3:2
The 8 wonders: this is indeed the 8th win in a row for Berruto’s team. Trailed 2-0, Monza turned things around and snatched it at the tie-break. Monza could do it thanks to some great dig from Exiga, good attack from Rauwerdink and obviously the strength of the group. Without Horstink, Treviso put all their hopes on Fei, who scored 28 points (58% in attack).
Andrea Semenzato (Acqua Paradiso Monza): “That was great to be back and play against a top team, I really missed the court. The third set was the turning point, without any doubt: congratulations to the team, because we never gave up, not even at 2-0. Even in those two first sets, we stayed close. This is our 8th win, this says it all on our potential. This was also a psychological victory: at times they had to force the issue to change the momentum and made some mistakes. By then, we were confident, thanks as well to our amazing fans”.
BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO – LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA 3:1
Serve and blocks were the weapons that led Cuneo to a 3-1 victory over Macerata in front of over 4000 supporters. Thanks to these three points, Cuneo consolidates its second place. Wijsmans was back in front of his fans and was named MVP (Top scorer with 22 points).
Wout Wijsmans (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo): “Tonight, we have done a good job in every area of the game. The quality of our game is also due to the good work of the staff. I have been out for a long time in order to get back at my best. Now I’m fine and hopefully, I’ll stay in form”.
RPA-LUIGIBACCHI.IT PERUGIA – COPRATLANTIDE PIACENZA 3:0
Live on TV, Perugia swept the Italian Champs, Piacenza. Perugia tallied an impressive 11 aces, while this is the fourth consecutive 3-0 away from home for Piacenza. Meanwhile, Jan Stokr received his MVP award for the month of February.
Massimo Botti (RPA-LuigiBacchi.it Perugia): “Me and Nemec were an unprecedented couple of middleblockers tonight. We’ve never trained together, Hubner got a back problem this morning. Anyway, it went very well, Martin did a good job and we have played brilliantly, especially on the serve. With such serving, we could have won against anyone tonight”.
ARAN CUCINE ABRUZZO PINETO – ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO 0:3
No surprises at the PalaMagetti. Trento cruised to a 3-0 win and gets closer to a triumph in the regular season. Round of applause for young Claudio Centorame (1992), who made his debut for the home team.
TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA – TRENKWALDER MODENA 2:3
The ones that expected another big performance from Vibo following the result obtained against Cuneo were disappointed with the outcome of the tie-break, and this despite the stand-out performance from Simeonov, MVP with 33 points. Vibo had to surrender against a team that played near to perfection. It was well-organised despite the fact it missed a couple of players.
ESSE-TI CARILO LORETO – PRISMA TARANTO 2:3
Loreto could only get a point at home against Taranto. Suxho’s run of serves proved key in the tie-break. Moretti MVP. Wednesday’s game will be crucial now for Visentin and co.
YOGA FORLI – MARMI LANZA VERONA 0:3
Too many mistakes for Forli and all too easy for Verona. Casadei with 16 points and 52% was not enough for Forli.
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