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ITA M: Trentino secures a playoff semifinal spot with a resounding victory, while the other clashes extend to a fifth game

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source: LegaVolley.it

Itas Trentino has secured their place in the Playoff Semifinals of the Italian SuperLega Credem Banca with a resounding 3-0 victory over Vero Volley Monza in the quarterfinal series. The win makes them the only team to have qualified for the semifinals so far. Kaziyski and Michieletto led the charge for Itas Trentino with 12 points each, while Lavia added 11 points to their tally. On the losing side, Grozer was the most effective with 14 points scored.

Maar in attack – Photo: LegaVolley.it

Despite already advancing, Itas Trentino will have to wait until April 10 to find out the name of their opponent in the next round of the bracket. The team that will face Itas Trentino in the semifinals will either be Modena or Piacenza, with the two teams set to play the fifth and final game of their match-up on that day.

Vero Volley Monza vs Itas Trentino 0-3 (22-25, 20-25, 19-25)

Vero Volley Monza: Kreling 1, Davyskiba 11, Di Martino 1, Grozer 14, Maar 11, Galassi 2, Szwarc, Pirazzoli (L), Federici (L), Zimmermann 1, Marttila 1, Beretta, Magliano, Rossi, Coach: Eccheli.

Itas Trentino: Sbertoli 2, Lavia 11, Lisinac 5, Kaziyski 12, Michieletto 12, Podrascanin 5, Nelli 1, Laurenzano (L), Dzavoronok, Pace, Cavuto, Berger, Depalma, D’Heer, Coach: Lorenzetti

Gas Sales Bluenergy Volley Piacenza completed a remarkable comeback in the quarterfinal series against Modena. After trailing 0-2, they won two matches 3-0 with authority to tie the series 2-2. The victory has given them the confidence and positive momentum they need to face Modena in the fifth and final game.

Modena, on the other hand, suffered their second consecutive 0-3 defeat and will need to find their form quickly if they hope to progress to the semifinals. In the match against Piacenza, they struggled with their attack, only managing 36% compared to Piacenza’s 55%. Among the Piacenza players, Leal and Lucarelli were the best with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza – Valsa Group Modena 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-20)

Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza: Brizard 4, Romanò 7, Lucarelli 14, Leal 13, Caneschi 6, Simon 9, Scanferla (L), Gironi 1, Basic, Recine, Alonso, de Weijer, Chester, Hoffer, Coach: Botti

Valsa Group Modena: Bruno 4, Lagumdzija 12, Ngapeth 10, Rinaldi 7, Stankovic 1, Sanguinetti 6, Rossini (L), Rousseaux 1, Salsi 0, Marechal 0, Gollini (L), Sala 0, Krick 0. N.E.: Bossi, Coach: Giani

Finally, Allianz Powervolley Milano secured a thrilling 3-2 victory over Sir Safety Susa Perugia in their Quarterfinal match. The match was played in front of 4,696 spectators at the Allianz Cloud, with the atmosphere heating up after the first set. Mergarejo, who scored 22 points, was named the MVP of the match. In Perugia, Leon with 22 points was the most effective, and Herrera added 19 points.

Allianz Milano – Sir Safety Susa Perugia 3-2 (25-15, 19-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-13)
Allianz Milano: Porro 6, Ishikawa 18, Loser 5, Patry 15, Mergarejo 22, Piano 7, Pesaresi (L), Ebadipour 2, Vitelli 1, Fusaro, Colombo, Bonacchi, Lawrence, Coach: Piazza. 
Sir Safety Susa Perugia: Giannelli 7, Semeniuk 14, Solé 6, Herrera 19, Leon 22, Russo 7, Colaci (L), Rychlicki, Piccinelli (L), Plotnytskyi, Gualberto, Cardenas, Mengozzi, Ropret, Coach: Anastasi. 

The Playoff Scudetto Semifinal is shaping up to be a thrilling event, with Trentino already securing their spot and the other teams fighting hard to join them. The final games of the quarterfinal matches promise to be exciting, with everything still to play for. It remains to be seen who will come out on top and secure their place in the coveted Playoff Semifinals.

After four games:

  • Civitanova and Verona are tied at 2-2
  • Milan and Perugia are tied at 2-2
  • Modena and Piacenza are tied at 2-2
  • Trento accesses the Semifinals by overcoming Monza 3 games to 1

Quarterfinals – Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca – 4th Game

April 1, 2023

WithU Verona vs Cucine Lube Civitanova 1-3 (25-20, 23-25, 26-28, 24-26)

April 2, 2023

Vero Volley Monza vs Itas Trentino 0-3 (22-25, 20-25, 19-25) 

Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza vs Valsa Group Modena 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-20)

Allianz Milano vs Sir Safety Susa Perugia 3-2 (25-15, 19-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-13)

Quarterfinals – Play Off SuperLega Credem Banca – 5th Game

April 8, 2023

Cucine Lube Civitanova vs WithU Verona

April 10, 2023

Valsa Group Modena vs Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza

Sir Safety Susa Perugia vs Allianz Milano

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