14. 11. 2017

ITA M: New record - Verona and Ravenna played the longest match in history of Serie A1! (STATS)

Source: oasport.it, youtube.com/milanovolley1

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The Round 7 encounter between Calzedonia Verona and Bunge Ravenna, that was played two days ago, set the new record for the duration of a match in an Italian Men’s Volleyball Championship – Serie A1.

The Verona vs. Ravenna 3-2 was the longest-lasting Men’s Serie A1 match in the era of the rally point system which began to be used in Italy in 2000 (the FIVB officially introduced it in 1998): 162 minutes! It topped a duel between Da Rold Logistics Belluno and Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 2-3, in 2011, who lasted 160 minutes.

There are some more stunning details of the match A duel in AGSM Forum, in Verona, that set the new record: the second set lasted 44 minutes, while the tie-break lasted 29 minutes!

The Serie A2 (division 2) game between Gherardi Svi Città Di Castello and Kioene Padova 3-2, in 2010, was officially the longest Men’s game in Italy overall with 163 minutes.

Recap of Verona vs. Ravenna statistics:

 

  • The Austrian Paul Buchegger from Ravenna was the best scorer of this historic game with 28 points and he topped the scorers of an entire round! Interestingly, even the second best scorer of the game came from the losing side as an Argentinean Cristián Poglajen notched 25 points.
  • Both sides made pretty good blocking performance (10 kill blocks from Ravenna and 9 kill blocks from Verona) while three players (two from Verona - Alen Pajenk and Luca Spirito, and one from Ravenna - Cristián Poglajen) finished with 3 kill blocks on their account. 
  • Two players shared the best server title: the Slovenian Tonček Štern (Verona) and Cristián Poglajen (Ravenna) while both teams made an equal number of aces - 10.
  • Both Verona and Ravenna made under 50% attack with Ravenna having a slightly better percentage in this segment of a play, 41% compared to 40%.
  • As for reception, Verona made 48% positive reception, while Ravenna ended the game with 47%.
  • This segment made the difference - errors: Ravenna had 16 errors more than Verona, 48-32!

 

 

See the complete statistics of an Italian Men’s Volleyball Championship.

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