The Superlega 5th place Play Offs are approaching the final act, which will award the winners a ticket for the next edition of Challenge Cup.
The two semi-finals were played today in a single match, while the final is scheduled, at this moment, on Saturday 13 May at 8.30pm local time.
Regular season winners Sir Safety Susa Perugia, surprisingly eliminated in quarterfinals against Milano, fly to the final after a clear 3-0 (25:18, 25:12, 25:17) home victory against Valsa Group Modena. A one-sided match the one played at PalaBarton, against a Modena without Earvin Ngapeth, who closed his career with the club, just like head coach Andrea Giani.
Three sets played with the same rhythm, all in favor of the hosts like, of course, the numbers, above all the 10 aces to 0, and 59% in attack to 40%.
MVP Kamil Semeniuk, who closed the game with 13 points to his name, 5 aces and 57% in attack, but double digit also for Herrera (12 points with 3 aces, while Leon also contributed with 9 through 80% in attack. But excellent also Colaci, a moster in second line with his 67% of positive regeption.
In final, Perugia will face Vero Volley Monza, as predicted, who eliminated a very generous Pallavolo Padova after a straight sets win too (25:23, 35:33, 25:14).
A very combative Padova penalized also by the absence of libero Zenger, replaced by Lelli, and author of two great sets.
The numbers awarded the performance of Monza in serving, with 9 aces and only 8 errors. Padova try to do the same with Gardini and Desmet, but Monza reply with a good reception (62% positive), above all thanks to Stephen Maar. Under the net, decisive Georg Grozer (15 points with 3 aces and 3 blocks) and Vlad Dayvskiba with 5 winning blocks.
🏐| 2022/23 Superlega CredemBanca – Playoffs 5th Place | SEMIFINALS
👉🏼 Sunday May 7, 2023
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Sir Safety Susa Perugia – Valsa Group Modena 3-0 (25:18, 25:12, 25:17)
Sir Safety Susa Perugia: Giannelli 6, Semeniuk 13, Resende Gualberto 5, Herrera Jaime 12, Leon Venero 9, Russo 5, Colaci (L), Piccinelli (L). N.E. Solé, Rychlicki, Cardenas Morales, Mengozzi, Ropret, Plotnytskyi. Coach. Anastasi.
Valsa Group Modena: Mossa De Rezende 0, Rousseaux 2, Sanguinetti 6, Sala 12, Rinaldi 7, Stankovic 2, Gollini (L), Salsi 0, Bossi 2, Pope 0. N.E. Rossini, Lagumdzija, Marechal. Coach. Giani.
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Vero Volley Monza – Pallavolo Padova 3-0 (25:23, 35:33, 25:14)
Vero Volley Monza: Kreling 1, Davyskiba 18, Di Martino 6, Grozer 15, Maar 11, Galassi 6, Szwarc 0, Federici (L), Zimmermann 0, Marttila 1. N.E. Pirazzoli, Beretta, Rossi. Coach. Eccheli.
Pallavolo Padova: Zoppellari 1, Desmet 10, Canella 3, Guzzo 13, Gardini 12, Crosato 0, Takahashi 2, Asparuhov 8, Saitta 0, Lelli (L), Volpato 2. N.E. Cengia. Coach. Cuttini.
🏐| NEXT GAMES | FINAL
| Saturday May 13, 2023
• 20.30 (Local Time) | Sir Safety Susa Perugia – Vero Volley Monza