#Superlega: Victory in straight sets for Monza on the recovery of Round 163 min read
Vero Volley Monza – Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17)
Vero Volley Monza: Orduna 0, Dzavoronok 10, Yosifov 7, Ghafour 11, Plotnytskyi 16, Beretta 10, Galliani 0, Rizzo (L), Botto 0. N.E. Arasomwan, Buti, Calligaro, Buchegger. Coach. Soli.
Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia: Zhukouski 1, Skrimov 4, Mengozzi 7, Al Hachdadi 11, Barreto Silva 10, Vitelli 5, Cappio (L), Strohbach 4, Marra (L), Lopez 0, Marsili 0. N.E. Focosi, Presta, Domagala. Coach. Valentini.
After a balanced start, Monza tries to take the lead, with a Plotnytskyi’s block on Al Hachdadi (7-4). However, an attack by Skrimov nullifies the advantage, and is now 8-8. Al Hachdadi, one of the best players in Superlega, is still not get into the game and suffers another block, this time from Yosifov (10-8), and with two aces of Dzavoronok Monza flies on 15-10.
Maximum advantage for Monza, and on 17-11 rightly the guests ask for the time out. The reception of Vibo Valentia wobbles, and an excellent turn at the service of Plotnytskyi, which ends on 23-16, allows Monza to put their signature on the first set, closed by a Yosifov’s block 25-19.
Second set very similar to the first: Monza take a double advantage, immediately canceled by a Kadu’s block on Ghafour. Vibo puts his head forward with an attack out by Plotnytskyi, but Monza manages to get the lead back, with a Beretta’s attack that scores the 20-18. The video check assigns to the hosts the next ball, and two consecutive points of Plotnytskyi give to Monza also the second set, which ends 25-21.
Third set one-way: Monza starts very well, and Vibo Valentia immediately stops the game calling a time-out on 8-5. Another great turn at the service of Plotnytskyi, and Beretta is the author of the ace of 12-6. Change of setter for Vibo Valentia on 13-6: Marsili in place of Zhukouski. Plotnytskyi puts the ball of 17-12, and Monza wins in straight sets, 25-17 is the result of the last partial.
Italian Superlega Round 16 (round 3 of second-leg):
January 5, 2019
Itas Trentino – Sir Safety Conad Perugia 3-0
January 6, 2019
Top Volley Latina – Revivre Axopower Milano 1-3
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena – Consar Ravenna 3-0
BCC Castellana Grotte – Kioene Padova 0-3
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Calzedonia Verona 3-2
February 6, 2019
Vero Volley Monza – Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 3-0
To be Played (February 8, 2019)
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora – Emma Villas Siena
1- Sir Safety Conad Perugia 51
2- Itas Trentino 50
3- Cucine Lube Civitanova 47
4- Azimut Leo Shoes Modena 42
5- Revivre Axopower Milano 39
6- Calzedonia Verona 35
7- Kioene Padova 29
8- Vero Volley Monza 27
9- Consar Ravenna 23
10- Top Volley Latina 21
11- Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 19
12- Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora 16*
13- Emma Villas Siena 12*
14- BCC Castellana Grotte 6
* 1 match less
Next Round (Round 21, Round 8 of second-leg):
Saturday 16 February 2019, 20.30
Revivre Axopower Milano – Emma Villas Siena
Sunday 17 February 2019, 18.00
Top Volley Latina – Consar Ravenna
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora – Vero Volley Monza
Kioene Padova – Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – BCC Castellana Grotte
Sunday 17 February 2019, 20.30
Cucine Lube Civitanova – Azimut Leo Shoes Modena
Monday 18 February 2019, 20.00
Calzedonia Verona – Itas Trentino