On the Saturday that opened the penultimate day of the Regular Season of the Italian Serie A1, volleyball fans witnessed some thrilling matches. The highlight of the day was the clash between Cuneo Granda S.Bernardo and E-Work Busto Arsizio, which ended in a nail-biting 2-3 victory for Busto Arsizio.
The match between Cuneo and Busto Arsizio was crucial for both teams as they were vying for a place in the playoff grid. The match was played in a high-intensity environment, and both teams gave it their all. The first set went in favor of Busto Arsizio, but Cuneo fought back in the second set, winning it by just two points. The third set saw Cuneo dominating the game, but Busto Arsizio bounced back, winning the fourth set to force a tie-breaker. In the end, it was Busto Arsizio who prevailed, clinching the match by winning the final set 15-12.
The victory for Busto Arsizio was significant as it helped them secure two crucial points in the playoff race. They now have a total of 40 points from 25 games, and are placed sixth in the league table. Cuneo, on the other hand, have 36 points from the same number of matches and are placed eighth in the league table.
The other three matches of the day saw the predictions come true. Prosecco Doc Imoco Conegliano, the table-toppers, defeated Cbf Balducci Hr Macerata 3-0, with a dominating performance in all three sets. Vero Volley Milano also registered a comfortable 3-0 victory against Il Bisonte Firenze, with the latter failing to put up a fight. In the final match of the day, Igor Gorgonzola Novara gave up the first set to Megabox Ond. Savio Vallefoglia, but bounced back to win the next three sets and clinch the match.
With just one more round of matches remaining in the regular season, the playoff race is heating up. The top eight teams will qualify for the playoffs, and it promises to be an exciting end to the season.
SERIE A1 – 25th Round
Vero Volley Milano vs Il Bisonte Firenze 3-0 (25-11, 25-23, 25-22)
Cuneo Granda S.Bernardo vs E-Work Busto Arsizio 2-3 (22-25, 26-24, 25-19, 22-25, 12-15)
Prosecco Doc Imoco Conegliano vs Cbf Balducci Hr Macerata 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-21)
Megabox Ond. Savio Vallefoglia vs Igor Gorgonzola Novara 1-3 (25-16, 21-25, 20-25, 21-25)
April 2, 2023
Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri vs Bartoccini-Fortinfissi Perugia
Trasportipesanti Casalmaggiore vs Wash4green Pinerolo
Savino Del Bene Scandicci vs Volleyball Bergamo 1991
- Prosecco Doc Imoco Conegliano 69 (24 – 1)
- Savino Del Bene Scandicci 58 (19 – 5)
- Vero Volley Milano 58 (19 – 6)
- Igor Gorgonzola Novara 48 (18 – 7)
- Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri 48 (16 – 8)
- Trasportipesanti Casalmaggiore 37 (12 – 12)
- E-Work Busto Arsizio 36 (12 – 13)
- Volley Bergamo 1991 34 (11 – 13)
- Il Bisonte Firenze 29 (9 – 16)
- Cuneo Granda S.Bernardo 28 (9 – 16)
- Megabox Ond. Savio Vallefoglia 27 (10 – 15)
- Bartoccini-Fortinfissi Perugia 17 (5 – 19)
- Wash4green Pinerolo 16 (5 – 19)
- Cbf Balducci Hr Macerata 11 (3 – 22)