#ItalianCup: Perugia retain the trophy after being down 2-0 against Lube.
Perugia retain the trophy after being down 2-0, another fail for Lube Civitanova in the final: just like in the previous edition of the Italian national Cup, Perugia defeated Lube to lift the prestigious trophy, but unlike the last year’s edition, in which Perugia won the final in four sets, this time Perugia needed a tie break.
Civitanova played at a high level and earned a 2-0 lead, but as of the third set Perugia started playing much better giving a huge resistance, which led them to an excellent comeback.
This is the first trophy for Wilfredo Leon in Italy: he scored 26 points and was the absolut top scorer of the match (and deservedly MVP), while the Serbian opposite Aleksandar Atanasijevic contributed with 18 points.
In Lube, Tsvetan Sokolov scored 25 points, Osmany Juantorena 17 and Yoandy Leal 13.
Sir Safety Conad Perugia – Cucine Lube Civitanova 3-2 (21:25, 21:25, 26:24, 25:23, 15:13)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia: De Cecco 6, Lanza 12, Podrascanin 8, Atanasijevic 18, Leon Venero 26, Ricci 11, Piccinelli (L), Della Lunga 0, Colaci (L), Seif 0, Hoag 0, Galassi 0. N.E. Hoogendoorn. Coach. Bernardi.
Cucine Lube Civitanova: Mossa De Rezende 2, Juantorena 17, Simon 8, Sokolov 25, Leal 13, Diamantini 8, Marchisio (L), Balaso (L), D’Hulst 0, Cantagalli 1, Kovar 0. N.E. Stankovic, Massari, Cester. Coach. De Giorgi.