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ITA M: Macerata takes another step towards 2. place

by WoV
source: volleyball.it

Lube Banca Marche Macerata sured another 3 points in the race to 2. place beating San Giustino with 3:1.



Up to now, Lube has taken 4 consecutive victories and San Giustino 3.

In this match Marche showed a good level of playing in comparison to its rival: 47% to 43% in attack, 10 to 3 points in block, 61% to 47% in reception. the numer of aces was even, 5 to 5.

The best performance showed Omrcen (top scorer with 20 points) and Savani (50% attack, 1 block, 2 aces, 7 break points ) who was voted MVP of the match.

In 1. set for Lube played Pajenk and Kovar instead of Stankovic and Parodi. Lube took advantage thanks to Kovar (5:3), but San Giustino evened with the ace of Urnaut (5:5) and the error of Savani (6:7).

San Guistino took the lead thanks to Urnaut, Creus (8:10) and Patak (10:13) in counterattack.

However, Macerata reacted well thanks to Travica and Omrcen scoring 14:13 and Urnaut who made his first mistake (16:14).

The game bacame tense when Podrascanin evened the result 19:19 and soon after Finazzi scored 21:19.

The decisive break was when Savani scored 24:22 and Omrcen 25:23.

The beginning of 2. set was balanced (6:6). Then thanks to Omrcen, the error of Patak (8:6) and the counterattack of  Podrascanin, Lube took the lead of 9:6. 

With good defense and counterattack of Omrcen (15:9) and Savani (16:9) Lube secured a big advantage.

For San Giustino Petkovic and Sammelvuo entered instead of McKibbin and Urnaut and lowered the difference to 5 points (18:13, 20:15).

However,  Lube took the maximum advantage with the ace of Omrcen 23:15.

The rival continued playing and scored 4 consecutive points (23:19), but the recovery was not possible. The service of Cresus led to 20 point, but Lube won with 25:20.

In 3. set Petkovic stayed on the court and Urnaut returned to the game.

Macerata took the lead with the ace Travica (4:2) and the errors in attack of Urnaut (5:2) and Patak (6:2).

San Giustino evened thanks to the ace of Urnaut (6:4), the block of Savani (6:5) and the counterattack of Rauwerdink 7:7.

The game was played point by point until 15:15.

Then Kovar scored 18:16. Lube keep the break until the end 24:22, but then the error of Omrcen led to 24:24.

Creus turned the result with an ace 24:25 and Urnaut prolonged the match, closing the set with 24:26.

In 4. set Savani secured the lead of 4:0 with 3 blocks and 1 ace. Then, after the error of Urnaut, Lube went to the first timeout leading with 8:3.

The gap remained unchanged to 2. technical timeout 16:11.

In the end Cozzi and Sammelvuo entered instead of Finazzi and Urnaut, but San Giustino did not lowered the difference.  Podrascanin closed the set with 25:20.

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