Alberto Giuliani (coach Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “We lost quality in our serve bit by bit as the game wore on, we made a lot of mistakes, and the team struggled to receive their average serve. They played a very good game, and when you fall behind that much in the scoreboard like tonight, it’s always tough to come back. We’ll have to forget about this loss and go to Cuneo knowing we’ll need to perform at a whole different level. Better reception and determination on a consistent basis will be needed”.
Camillo Placì (coach Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo): “The turning point was the first set, in which we started off very poorly considering our level. We were playing in a whole new gym, the many mistakes made in reception and serve just go to show that Macerata was not used to the court either. At the end of the day, they only trained here one more time than we did. The positive thing we did is to hang on when things were not going smoothly for us before stepping up in the second set. But it’s not over, we have to remember that”.
LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA: Lampariello, Savani 10, Exiga (L), Stankovic 9, Kovar 11, Monopoli, Van Walle, Travica 2, Omrcen 15, Podrascanin 9. DNP Pajenk, Starovic.
BRE BANCA LANNUTTI CUNEO: Mastrangelo 6, Henno (L), Ngapeth 17, Fortunato 7, Wijsmans 14, Vissotto Neves 19, Grbic 3, Caceres, Patriarca, Pieri. DNP Rossi, Baranowicz.