The latter took on Lugano, which counts many Italian players in its squad like Manassero, Gelasio, Garnica, Beggiolin and Bandero.
“We had a specific target, which was to hit the serve hard – explained the Monza coach – This is something we’ve been working on. This is why we have not been consistent and prone to make mistakes. But the pre-season tests are made for that, to work on those aspects”.
Vero Volley Monza:
Tiberti (K), Do Nascimento 7, Hrazdira 12, Botto 13, Beretta 13, Cozzi 3, Angelov (L1), Puliti 8, Mor 7, Reggio 3. DNP.: Cauteruccio (L2)
Coach: Marco Fumagalli
Sauss, Manassero 14, Buiatti Zanatta 7, Gelasio (L), Jokovic 2, Hubner (K) 1, Savic 4, Banderò 16, Garnica 1, Mariano 14, Beggiolin 1. DNP.: Weiland, Lerch.
Coach: Mario Motta