SISLEY BELLUNO – ANDREOLI LATINA 0-3 (26-28, 23-25, 21-25)
SISLEY BELLUNO: Abdelaziz 1, Fei 16, Horstink 10, Dolfo, Farina (L), Kohut 10, De Togni 5, Suxho 2, Antonov 1, Ogurcak 6. DNP Szabò, Curti, Sorato. Coach. Piazza.
ANDREOLI LATINA: Rivera Caamano 2, Pantaleon, Gitto 8, Sottile 2, Jarosz 27, De Pandis (L), Troy 1, Diachkov 6, Cester 7, Fragkos 4. DNP Guemart, Tailli, Galabinov. Coach. Prandi.
Silvano Prandi (coach Andreoli Latina): “We have won because we did a better job of handling the mistakes. It’s not been a spectacular game from any team, but in those games the winner is the one that make the least mistakes. In the second part of the game, we made some good plays and played a little more loose than Belluno, which did not play its best volleyball. Now we have a day rest before meeting Modena on Monday, another top level team like Belluno. This win gives us a lot of motivation, we’re extremely excited but we expect another battle in which we’ll need another good performance”.
Roberto Piazza (coach Sisley Belluno): “We had two set points in the first set, we could have sealed it at 24-22 but we failed to do so. The great teams have the killer instinct to resolve those situations, we still have a lot to learn. Our game was not brilliant but we were still in it thanks to our blocking, but that was not enough because we made too many mistakes and allowed them to take confidence. I knew Latina was an excellent team, and they proved it during the whole season, I’m sorry I was right. Tomorrow, we’ll play the most important game of the season, we have to bounce back immediately because Modena is a great team. We’ll have to play better than today and try to win, although this would not guarantee us the qualification. We’ll have to play all out and try our best until the end, unfortunately whatever happens, our destiny will be in the hands of others”.
On tomorrow’s game:
Daniele Bagnoli (coach Casa Modena): “Belluno did not play at its usual standard today, this was a surprise but that goes to show how unpredictable the playoffs can be. They won’t give anything away tomorrow, Belluno never gives up, this will be a different game, they’ll be eager to redeem themselves. In those situation, every game has its own story, we’ll have to be focused and stop them from developing their game in what I expect to be an extremely hard-fought encounter. It’s true that today’s result goes in our favor but we’ll have to make sure we take advantage”.
Standings group D
Andreoli Latina 3
Sisley Belluno 0
Casa Modena 0*
*one game in hand