Manuel Coscione (Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia): “We played brilliantly in the first two sets, we played top level volley and were ahead several times. They served very strong, we knew they were dangerous on the serve and at the net on high balls, while we found it hard on the counter, but to be honest the referees really did not help, some decisions made on important points definitely penalized us. This can happen, mistakes are part of the game, but that would be better if that did not happen in such important moment of games”.
Samuele Papi (Copra Elior Piacenza): “This long first set we won was crucial, we got off to a good start in the second, but then we should have stayed focus. We faded halfway and Vibo got back in it. Luckily, at the end of the set we showed the kind of character that could be useful for future games. In the third set, Vibo was left without energy, losing two hard-fought sets like that would have discouraged anyone. We managed to stay focused and win it”.
TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA – COPRA ELIOR PIACENZA 0-3 (27-29, 31-33, 19-25)
TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA: Coscione 1, Cortellazzi, Kaliberda, Farina (L), Forni, Rocamora, Badawy 7, Buti 10, Klapwijk 18, Barone 3, Urnaut 13. DNP Montesanti, Lavia. Coach. Blengini.
COPRA ELIOR PIACENZA: Marra (L), Papi 3, Fei 19, Simon 14, Zlatanov 17, Holt 6, Tencati 1, Maruotti, De Cecco 2. DNP Latelli, Corvetta, Ogurcak, Vettori. Coach. Monti.
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