Gianlorenzo Blengini (coach Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia): “The first set is just impossible to comment, we just didn’t play. I changed all six players because we were totally paralised. Then we played slightly better, playing worse was impossible to be honest, but that was not enough to turn things around. Castellana is full of confidence right now, they believed in their chance, they could see we were struggling and they did not let that opportunity go by”.
Falvio Gulinelli (coach BCC-NEP Castellana Grotte): “I am happy for my players, we’re doing well right now and we proved that tonight, I think we deserved the win. We told ourselves we had to be focused from the start, like we did in recent games, and that paid off. It’s true the Vibo players gave us a hand until the first time-out, but then we did a good job of keeping control of the game. Even when they came-back and were ahead in the scoreboard, we did well to stay calm, especially at the start of the first set”.
TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA – BCC-NEP CASTELLANA GROTTE 0-3 (15-25, 22-25, 21-25)
TONNO CALLIPO VIBO VALENTIA: Coscione 2, Cortellazzi, Kaliberda 6, Lavia 1, Farina (L), Forni 8, Rocamora 2, Badawy 2, Buti 1, Klapwijk 3, Barone 3, Urnaut 12. DNP Montesanti. Coach. Blengini.
BCC-NEP CASTELLANA GROTTE: Paparoni (L), Falaschi 1, Dolfo, Sabbi 16, Ferreira 12, Yosifov 8, Cester 10, Casoli 8. DNP Menzel, Elia, Ricciardello, Ferreira, Krumins. Coach. Gulinelli.
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