The duel between World and Italian Champion went all the way to the fifth set. Monza revenge cup loss to Cuneo. Treviso won in Macerata.
ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO – COPRATLANTIDE PIACENZA 3:2
Trentino couldn’t have started better its 2010. It took revenge on Piacenza, which had won the title last May in Trento. Since this final game, Trento has remained unbeaten at home. The serve kept Piacenza in it for three set, with Marshall and Bjelica unstoppable at times, while Juantorena showed the way in the fourth and fifth, he greatly helped his team to clinch it and was logically named MVP.
Andrea Sala (Itas Diatec Trentino): “Piacenza tried to make it difficult for us with their serve and it managed to do so for quite a while but then we came out on top thanks to a better overall game”.
BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO – ACQUA PARADISO MONZA 1:3
Cuneo could not make the double over Monza.. This 3-1 loss means Wijmans and co lose their second place in the table to Treviso. There won’t be much time to analyse what went wrong. On Tuesday, the team will fly to Tallinn for the Cev Cup 8th of final first leg (game scheduled on Thursday) and then next Sunday it will be in Treviso.
Mauro Berruto (Acqua Paradiso Monza): “We are playing well, like we also did in the Italian Cup last Wednesday. Compared to that game, we had a great performance from Sivula tonight”.
LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA – SISLEY TREVISO 1:3
Treviso came away from Macerata with a 3-1 victory, taking full advantage of Cuneo’s home loss to become sole second in the league table. The third set was probably key as Macerata had managed to turn things around after trailing 24-20. Omrcen’s serve made the difference and the hosts even had a set point but it’s Kohut who had the final word with an ace. MVP: Ricardo.
Roberto Piazza (Sisley Treviso): “The key was undeniably the third set, in which Macerata had managed a great comeback, but then, in the important moments, our strengths in the combination block-dig made the difference. Definitely three crucial points”.
PRISMA TARANTO – MARMI LANZA VERONA 2:3
Verona did not feel the pressure as much as Taranto and played better at the net and in dig. Indeed, some miraculous retrieves from Della Lunga have been key. Taranto played more with its heart than its head and struggled to receive the serves of Verona’s specialists.
ESSE-TI CARILO LORETO – TRENKWALDER MODENA 1:3
Led by an outstanding Esko and an excellent Pagni (came on for Dennis out with an ankle injury), Modena managed to win in Loreto despite being without Casoli and Biribanti. Diachkov couldn’t do it all on his own for Loreto. Van Dijk did play but it was his first game back after two months out due to a car accident.
Luis Diaz (Trenkwalder Modena): “Three important points because we were in a tricky situation, against a team that blocks and digs very well. Despite the problems of Dennis, who had to come out, we managed to take the third set. Then in the fourth, we gained confidence, played with great determination from the first points and deserved the win”.
TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA – ANDREOLI LATINA 2:3
Vibo is in crisis, it totally disappeared after a good first set, while Latina did well to stay composed and land the knockout punch at the right time. Thanks to those two deserved points, Latina is back in with hopes to stay up.
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