In a breathtaking spectacle, Cucine Lube Civitanova achieved a remarkable victory in Game 4, securing their place in the decisive Game 5 and setting the stage for an epic Scudetto showdown.
Despite the absence of the injured Ivan Zaytsev, the team in white and red summoned their resilience and drew inspiration from the unwavering support of their passionate fans. They triumphed over the formidable Itas Trentino, prevailing in four sets (25-18, 27-25, 20-25, 25-16) and equalizing the series at 2-2. Now, all eyes turn to the thrilling finale on Wednesday, May 17th, as Cucine Lube Civitanova takes to the court at the BLM Group Arena to face Trentino in the ultimate decider. This momentous occasion can be likened to a V-Day, as they play on the rival team’s home turf—a venue they had conquered during the first half of the Regular Season but proved challenging in Games 1 and 3 of the Final Series.
The pivotal role of the match was highlighted by the 12 aces, with Yant leading the charge with 7 of them. Yant, the evening’s Most Valuable Player and top scorer, showcased exceptional performance with 24 points and a remarkable success rate of 65%. Other notable contributors for the white and red team included Garcia, who accumulated 14 points with an impressive efficiency of 76%, and Bottolo, who secured 11 points. Among the rivals, Kaziyski delivered a commendable performance with 16 points, showcasing a 52% efficiency and contributing 4 aces. Michieletto and Lavia also reached double digits, scoring 12 and 10 points respectively.
Cucine Lube Civitanova vs Itas Trentino 3-1 (25-18, 27-25, 20-25, 25-16)
Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco, Yant Herrera 24, Anzani 8, Nikolov 7, Bottolo 11, Chinenyeze 9, Gottardo 0, Balaso (L), D’Amico (L), Diamantini, Garcia Fernandez 14, Ambrose, Sottile, Coach:Blengini
Itas Trentino: Sbertoli 5, Lavia 10, D’Heer 3, Kaziyski 16, Michieletto 12, Podrascanin 8, Nelli, Laurenzano (L), Dzavoronok 3, Pace, Berger, Depalma, Cavuto, Bernardis, Coach: Lorenzetti