28 September 2022

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Italy: Perugia take lead in playoff quarterfinal best-of-three series after close battle with Cisterna. Victory also for Modena and Lube

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After the straight sets win of Trentino Volley over Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza played yesterday, all Games 1 of 2021/22 Italian Volleyball Championship quarter-finals were played today without any upset.

In a close battle at their home court, regular season leaders Sir Safety Conad Perugia needed four sets to defeat No. 8 Top Volley Cisterna (25:15, 19:25, 25:17, 26:24).
It was a close battle that lasted for almost 2 hours, as Cisterna (despite the absences of two starters, libero Caviccini and opposite Dirlic) provided quite an unexpected resistance to the super favorite rivals and, in case they show a similar battle in Game 2 at home, they have the right to hope to get a tie in the series.
Cuban-Polish Wilfredo León was the top scorer among the winners with 27 points and 65% in attack including the last one, but MVP award went to Anderson, who put down 15 point but concrete in all elements. Double digit also for Rychlicki, 16 points, and lot of applauses for libero Colaci, above all for his defenses.
Perugia closed the game with 54% of team attack, against 41% of the rivals.

Also Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena and Cucine Lube Civitanova took the lead in the series, reaching a 3-0 win each against Powervolley Milano and Vero Volley Monza, respectively.

Nothing to do for Monza against a Lube finally in full force, including Juantorena (8/12 in attack and 2 aces). But the real difference come from the service line, with 15 aces with only 8 errors and great numbers also in attack, with 66% at the end of the match.
Great also Ivan Zaytsev, with 15/19
in attack and 3 aces.
Monza, on the other hand, started in a very good way but, after a great first set closed 27-25 with an ace from De Cecco, started to suffered the very high level of the rivals.

Straight sets home win so also for Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena, who recover Nimir Abel Aziz, author of an impressive performance above all from the service line, and all in hot moment of the match! He ended the game with 14 points, 44% in attack and 6 from this element. Double digit also for Leal, 17 points, 1 ace and 56% in attack and Ngapeth, 16 points and 59% in attack. After a first set non-existent, closed by the hosts 25:13, Milano started to show some interesting actions, but not enough to compete with a very good Modena, who this time has not dropped in decisive parts of the game.

| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

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🏐| Superlega CredemBanca 2021/22 | Playoffs | QUARTERFINALS GAME 1

| March 26, 2022
Itas Trentino – Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza 3-0 (27:25, 25:20, 25:16)

| March 27

• Sir Safety Conad Perugia-Top Volley Cisterna 3-1 (25:15, 19:25, 25:17, 26:24)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia: Giannelli 4, Anderson 15, Ricci 2, Rychlicki 16, Leon Venero 27, Solé 7, Piccinelli (L), Colaci (L), Travica 0, Mengozzi 2, Plotnytskyi 0. N.E. Dardzans, Ter Horst, Russo. Coach. Grbic.
Top Volley Cisterna: Baranowicz 1, Maar 16, Zingel 8, Saadat 15, Raffaelli 14, Wiltenburg 1, Picchio (L), Bossi 1. N.E. Giani, Rinaldi. Coach. Soli.

• Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena-Allianz Milano 3-0 (25:13, 25:22, 25:23)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

Leo Shoes PerkinElmer Modena: Mossa De Rezende 0, Ngapeth E. 16, Mazzone 6, Abdel-Aziz 14, Leal 17, Stankovic 7, Rossini (L), Gollini (L), Van Garderen 0, Sanguinetti 0. N.E. Ngapeth S., Sala, Salsi. Coach. Giani.
Allianz Milano: Porro 1, Ishikawa 9, Mosca 6, Romanò 5, Jaeschke 12, Piano 2, Staforini (L), Pesaresi (L), Daldello 0, Patry 4, Djokic 0. N.E. Maiocchi. Coach. Piazza.

• Cucine Lube Civitanova-Vero Volley Monza 3-0 (27:25, 25:16, 25:17)
Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 3, Juantorena 11, Simon 13, Zaytsev 18, Santos De Souza 10, Anzani 4, Marchisio (L), Balaso (L), Garcia Fernandez 0, Diamantini 0, Kovar 0. N.E. Jeroncic, Yant Herrera, Sottile. Coach. Blengini.
Vero Volley Monza: Orduna 2, Davyskiba 13, Beretta 7, Grozer 6, Dzavoronok 12, Galassi 5, Karyagin 0, Katic 1, Gaggini (L), Federici (L). N.E. Mitrasinovic, Grozdanov, Galliani, Calligaro. Coach. Eccheli.

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🏐| QUARTERFINALS GAME 2

April 2, 2022
• 18.00 Vero Volley Monza – Cucine Lube Civitanova

April 3, 2022
• Top Volley Cisterna – Sir Safety Conad Perugia
• Allianz Milano – Leo Shoes Perkinelmer Modena
• Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Itas Trentino

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