The first semifinal of Italian Supercup, Del Monte® Supercoppa, was played this afternoon.
An amazing Vero Volley Monza scored the great upset, eliminating the Italian champions and hosts of Cucine Lube Civitanova from the competition, thus taking their first final in an Italian event in club history.
The three sets won by the team coached by Eccheli have practically had the same development, with a small advantage at the start, a breakaway in the middle of the set with many actions that make the difference, together with a sparkling performance from the service line that puts rivals in difficulty, and in fact they suffer 11 aces!
In the third set, however, Lube reacted, led above all by Juantorena and Lucarelli, and the final score, 25:21, only postpones the clear verdict: Monza starts better in the fourth set, and maintains the advantage until the final 1-3, signed by an attack from second line by Dzavoronok, but with Grozer who made the difference with his 21 points, as the top scorer of the match. Brazilian Ricardo Lucarelli was the only highlight of Lube, scorying 15 points through a 72% attack (13/18, blocked four times), but underperformed in reception (28%), while Cuban Robertlandy Simón set up four blocks.
Interestingly, this was Monza’s inaugural triumph over Lube, which came after 15 defeats!
On the other semifinals, Itas Trentino defeats Sir Safety Conad Perugia in straight sets (21:25, 21:25, 23:25)…
🏐| Del Monte Supercoppa SuperLega – Semifinals
• Cucine Lube Civitanova – Vero Volley Monza 1-3 (22:25, 16:25, 25:21, 20:25)
Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 2, Juantorena 10, Simon 13, Garcia Fernandez 11, Santos De Souza 15, Anzani 7, Marchisio (L), Balaso (L), Kovar 2, Sottile 1. N.E. Yant Herrera, Jeroncic, Penna, Diamantini. Coach. Blengini.
Vero Volley Monza: Orduna 0, Davyskiba 16, Galassi 10, Grozer 21, Dzavoronok 18, Grozdanov 9, Gaggini (L), Beretta 0, Karyagin 0, Federici (L), Calligaro 0, Galliani 0. N.E. Comparoni, Mitrasinovic. Coach. Eccheli.
• Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Itas Trentino 0-3 (21:25, 21:25, 23:25)
🏐| FINAL – October 24, 2021
• Itas Trentino – Vero Volley Monza 3-1 (25:11, 25:21, 31:33, 25:14)