Semifinals of the Italian Super Cup:
Perugia – Trentino 0-3 (22-25, 21-25, 24-26)
SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA: De Cecco 1, Atanasijevic 15, Podrascanin 3, Ricci 9, Leon Venero 15, Lanza 5, Colaci (libero), Galassi, Seif, Piccinelli, Della Lunga. N.e.: Hoogendoorn. Coach. Bernardi.
ITAS TRENTINO: Giannelli 3, Vettori 9, Lisinac 6, Candellaro 5, Russell 9, Kovacevic 15, Grebennikov (libero), Van Garderen, Nelli 1. N.e.: Daldello, Codarin, Cavuto, De Angelis (libero). Coach. Lorenzetti.
In the first semifinal, Trentino smash Perugia and will play in the final of the Italian Super Cup! Perugia, reinforced with the world volleyball star Wilfredo Leon, couldn’t do anything to stop Trentino on the first semifinal of italian SuperCup 2018.
Uros Kovacevic played a great match and has scored 16 points, while the newcomers Aaron Russell scored 9 points and Srecko Lisinac 6. Jenia Grebennikov also made a good debut for Trentino.
For Perugia, Wilfredo Leon made his debut and finishing the match with 15 points. Aleksandar Atanasijevic also had the same number of points. Fabio Ricci added 9.
So, Trentino will meet Modena in the final.
Lube Civitanova – Modena 2-3 (26-28, 28-26, 25-22, 19-25, 13-15)
CUCINE LUBE CIVITANOVA: Sokolov 1, D’hulst, Juantorena 19, Massari, Stankovic 10, Leal 19, Cester 10, Simon 15, Mossa De Rezende 3, Balaso (L). N.E. Marchisio, Diamantini, Sander, Cantagalli. Coach. Medei.
AZIMUT LEO SHOES MODENA: Bednorz 17, Pierotti, Rossini (L), Pinali, Zaytsev 21, Christenson 5, Holt 17, Anzani 14, Urnaut 16, Mazzone, Kaliberda. N.E. Benvenuti, Van Der Ent, Keemink. Coach. Velasco.
Modena down Lube in tie-break to reach the final! Ivan Zaytsev, Max Holt, Bartosz Bednorz, Tine Urnaut and Simone Anzani have stopped Civitanova in the second semifinal.
Lube’s stars are not yet at their highest level, however, Modena now were slightly better. Lube had the lead in sets 2-1, however, Julio Velasco’s team managed to make a comeback and to win the match. The next opponent of Modena will be Trentino.
Ivan Zaystev was the best scorer in Modena with 20 points, while Bartosz Bednorz and Max Holt scored 17 each. Tine Urnaut scored 15 points and Simone Anzani 13.
In Lube, Yoandy Leal ended the match with 20 points, Osmany Juantorena scored 19, while Simon Robertlandy added 16! Cester and Stankovic scored 10 points each.