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ITA M: Piacenza squander 12-8 in tie-break, letting Lube return to winning paths

by WoV

With a great return of Ivan Zaytsev to the lineup after a period of a few weeks during which he was sidelined or entered as a backup, Cucine Lube Civitanova beat Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza in the ninth round of the 2022–23 Italian Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Piacenza vs Lube (Photo: facebook.com/LUBEVOLLEY)

Lube are smiling at the expense of Picanza, returning to the winning paths in the 2022-23 SuperLega Credem Banca. Twice ahead in terms of sets and also ahead in the tiebreak by a score of 12-8, Piacenza allowed the comeback of the Italian champions, and from this match, they took only one point.

What made the difference was the performance of Ivan Zaytsev, who after a period of few weeks during which he was unable to fully help Lube, came back among the starters and top-scored the winning side with 21 points. Piacenza couldn’t count on Cuban Robertlandy Simón. Brazilian Ricardo Lucarelli top-scored the losing side with 15 points, including 4 aces. Cuban Roamy Alonso made an 81% attack (13/16). Lube are now fifth in the standings (5-4; 14 points), while Piacenza are eighth with 4-5 and 13 points.

2022-23 SuperLega Credem Banca – regular season, Round 9:


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