LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA – ACQUA PARADISO MONZA BRIANZA 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23)
LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA: Lampariello, Pajenk, Savani 21, Exiga (L), Parodi, Stankovic 9, Kovar 8, Monopoli, Van Walle, Travica 5, Omrcen 21, Podrascanin 7. Coach. Giuliani.
ACQUA PARADISO MONZA BRIANZA: Rossini (L), Zhukouski, Mckniff, Conte 9, Nikic 5, Molteni, Buti 11, Rooney 9, De Cecco 4, Gavotto 20, Shumov 5. DNP Ciabattini, Roumeliotis. Coach. Zanini.
Dragan Travica (Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “I have always had to fight in my life to reach important targets, on and off the court, so it’s logical that today we made it the hard way, there was a lot at stake and on the other side of the net there was an excellent team. We are extremely happy, this was a tight group, we prepared ourselves well and I think you could see that tonight. This is an important first step towards our goal, and now we’re looking ahead to the series against Cuneo, which I believe to be the best team in the league in blocking. This means we’ll have to step up one more level, especially in attack, not a spike can be taken for granted”.
Simone Buti (Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza): “We have wasted some good opportunities in the second set, as for the rest I think our performance cannot be criticized. The players gave their best for the club in this important event, but when a team like Macerata manages to serve like it did tonight, there’s not much you can do”.