Italy, Summary of Superlega’s Round 8.

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Victory for Lube in Modena, Hernandez and Ishikawa end Siena’s nightmare: finally the win!
In the big match of the round, Lube Civitanova barely came out as the winners of the match after taking the tie-break against Modena.
Modena had a better start of the match but in the other two sets, was Civitanova that take the lead and control the game.
However, the home team won with a great comeback the fourth set and forced the tie-break, even if they couldn’t do anything to stop Civitanova, which deservedly getting the win.
Ivan Zaytsev was the top scorer but his performance was not enough for the victory, and he had some up and down, like his teammates. 28 points for him. In Lube, Tsvetan Sokolov and Yoandy Leal scored 22 points each, while Osmany Juantorena added 18 points.
Siena have finally managed to score a victory in Superlega Credem Banca. Once again, it was a difficult match for them, but they managed to win against Milano after five sets. Fernando Hernandez scored 21 points, while Yuki Ishikawa added 20 points. In Milano, Nimir Abdel Aziz scored 26 points and was the top scorer of the match, followed by Stephen Maar with 19.
Perugia won the match against Castellana in straight sets but it was a very difficult match for them. Wilfredo Leon with 20 points and Aleksandar Atanasijevic with 18 points were the best in Perugia, while in the home team, Mojtaba Mirzajampour scored 17 points.
Trento didn’t have any troubles to beat the rival Verona in the Adige’s derby. Angelo Lorenzetti, the head coach of the home team didn’t use substitutions, in fact he played only with 7 players!
Uros Kovacevic was the top scorer of the match with 13 points, while Luca Vettori and Aaron Russell had 12 points each. On the other side, Stephen Boyer scored 11 points.
Unexpected great victory in four sets for Sora on the Monza field. The 19 points of Ghafour, once again one of the best in his team, were not enough. Sora deservedly won this match, with a great team performance. Petkovic was the top scorer of the game with 21 points, followed by Joao Rafael with 18 and Fey with 12.
Victory in straight set for Ravenna against Latina, without problems. Rychlicki was the top scorer of the match with 21 points.

Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia – Kioene Padova 3:1 already played.

Azimut Leo Shoes Modena – Cucine Lube Civitanova 2:3 (25-21, 29-31, 20-25, 27-25, 9-15)
Azimut Leo Shoes Modena: Christenson 1, Urnaut 15, Mazzone 5, Zaytsev 28, Bednorz 15, Holt 10, Benvenuti (L), Rossini (L), Pierotti 0, Anzani 4, Kaliberda 1. N.E. Keemink, Van Der Ent, Pinali. Coach. Velasco.
Cucine Lube Civitanova: Mossa De Rezende 0, Juantorena 18, Diamantini 0, Sokolov 22, Leal 22, Simon 8, Marchisio (L), Massari 0, Cester 4, Balaso (L), Cantagalli 0, D’Hulst 0, Stankovic 6. N.E. Sander. Coach. Medei.

Photo©️Modena Volley

Itas Trentino – Calzedonia Verona 3:0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18)
ITAS TRENTINO: Russell 12, Candellaro 7, Giannelli 4, Kovacevic 13, Lisinac 9, Vettori 12, Grebennikov (L); N.e. Van Garderen, Nelli, Cavuto, Daldello, De Angelis, Codarin. Coach. Angelo Lorenzetti.
CALZEDONIA: Manavi 3, Solé 2, Boyer 11, Savani 9, Alletti 4, Spirito, De Pandis (L); Sharifi 7, Pinelli, Grozdanov, Birarelli 1. N.e. Marretta, Magalini. Coach. Nikola Grbic.

©️Trentino Volley

Consar Ravenna – Top Volley Latina 3:0 (25:20 25:20 25:18)
CONSAR RAVENNA: Russo 6, Rychlicki 21, Frascio (lib.), Di Tommaso, Poglajen 12, Raffaelli 12, Saitta 2, Verhees 2, Goi (lib.), Argenta. Ne: Elia, Smidl, Marchini, Lavia. Coach. Graziosi
TOP VOLLEY LATINA: Parodi, Gitto 8, Sottile 2, Ngapeth 5, Barone 1, Tosi (lib.), Rossi 6, Stern 11, Pei Huang 1, Palacios 11. Ne: Caccioppola, Gavenda. Coach. Tubertini

Photo: Top Volley Latina.

Vero Volley Monza – Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora 1:3 (21:25, 25:17, 23:25, 23:25)
Vero Volley Monza: Beretta 1, Ghafour 19, Dzavoronok 16, Yosifov 14, Orduna 1, Plotnytskyi 4; Rizzo (L). Calligaro, Galliani, Botto 7, Giannotti. N.e. Buti. Coach. Soli.
Globo Banca Popolare del Frusinate Sora: Nielsen 3, Di Martino 7, Kedzierski 1, Joao Rafael 18, Caneschi 7, Petkovic 21; Bonami (L). Marrazzo, Fey 12, Esposito 1. N.e. Bermudez, Mauti (L), Rawiak. Coach. Barbiero.

Photo: Vero Volley Monza.

Bcc Castellana Grotte – Sir Safety Conad Perugia 3:0 (24:26, 21:25, 24:26)
BCC CASTELLANA GROTTE: Falaschi 3, Renan 10, De Togni 1, Zingel 1, Mirzajamour 17, Wlodarczyk 6, Cavaccini (libero), Scopelliti, Rodriguez 6, Quartarone. N.e.: Pace (libero), Kruzhkov, Agrusti, Kovac. Coach. Tofoli.
SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA: De Cecco, Atanasijevic 18, Podrascanin 7, Galassi 3, Leon 19, Lanza 11, Colaci (libero), Seif, Della Lunga 1, Ricci. N.e.: Hoogendoorn, Piccinelli (libero). Coach. Bernardi.

Photo: Sir Safety Perugia.

Emma Villas Siena – Revivre Axopower Milano 3:2 (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-13)
EMMA VILLAS SIENA: Giraudo, Cortesia, Spadavecchia 9, Marouf 3, Giovi (L), Gladyr 14, Vedovotto, Mattei, Caldelli (L), Ishikawa 20, Fedrizzi, Johansen, Maruotti 11, Hernandez 21. Coach: Cichello.
REVIVRE AXOPOWER MILANO: Abdel Aziz 26, Hoffer (L), Basic 4, Kozamernik 11, Izzo, Sbertoli 5, Maar 19, Gironi, Piano 4, Bossi, Clevenot 15, Pesaresi (L). Coach: Giani.

Photo: Emma Villas Siena