Sisley Belluno – Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza 3-1 (25-19, 14-25, 25-23, 25-22)
SISLEY BELLUNO: Abdelaziz, Fei 19, Horstink 3, Dolfo 8, Farina (L), Kohut 13, Curti 1, De Togni 4, Suxho 4, Antonov, Ogurcak 14. DNP Szabò, Sorato. Coach. Piazza.
ACQUA PARADISO MONZA BRIANZA: Rossini (L), Conte 1, Nikic 15, Forni 16, Molteni, Buti 8, Rooney 9, De Cecco 4, Gavotto 12, Roumeliotis 1. DNP Ciabattini, Zhukouski, Mc Kniff. Coach. Zanini.
Roberto Piazza (coach Sisley Belluno): “This is an extremely important victory, not only for our league position but also for the level displayed tonight. There has been a lot of long rallies, really a hard-fought game. We lost our focus and played too easy in the second set and we paid the price. Then thanks to some great dig we managed to get back to business. Monza showed this is a team that never gives up and we knew it wouldn’t be any different. Let’s enjoy this crucial win and from Monday we’ll start preparing another big match against Cuneo”.
Emanuele Zanini (coach Acqua Paradiso Monza): “Once again today, we lacked a little bit of consistency. After the second set, won thanks to the strong serves of Forni, we did not manage to keep up the pace. Obviously, Belluno had stepped up too. We played in flashes against a tough and tenacious team. They played in the cup which allowed them to keep their rhythm, while we have unfortunately been upset after the break. Unfortunately, Conte and Rooney were not at their best, and that’s a shame because Modena was just a point in front”.
Itas Diatec Trentino 50
Lube Banca Marche Macerata 40
Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo 39**
Casa Modena 35
Sisley Belluno 35*
Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza 34*
Copra Elior Piacenza 26
Marmi Lanza Verona 25
M. Roma Volley 24
Andreoli Latina 23
Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia 22
Energy Resources San Giustino 19
Fidia Padova 18
CMC Ravenna 9**
*1 game more: Sisley Belluno, Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza
** 1 game in hand: Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo, CMC Ravenna