Playoffs Serie A1 UnipolSai
Macerata Italian champion
Game 4 result:
Sir Safety Perugia – Cucine Lube Banca Marche Macerata 1-3 (25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 33-35)
SIR SAFETY PERUGIA – CUCINE LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA 1-3 (25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 33-35) – SIR SAFETY PERUGIA: Buti 10, Paolucci, Petric 18, Giovi (L), Cupkovic, Barone 3, Della Lunga, Mitic 1, Vujevic 12, Atanasijevic 24, Semenzato 2. DNP Della Corte, Fanuli. Coach. Kovac.
CUCINE LUBE BANCA MARCHE MACERATA: Henno (L), Parodi 4, Zaytsev 18, Stankovic 7, Kovar 15, Monopoli, Giombini, Kurek 14, Baranowicz 3, Podrascanin 10. DNP Patriarca, Provvisiero. Coach. Giuliani.
Macerata is the new Italian Champion. Game 4 was epic at times, played in a superb fair play atmosphere. Macerata managed to pull it off on the road despite once again a fantastic Perugia, who had a terrific season. Led by captain Vujevic, the hosts took the first set before Macerata sorted their reception to turn things around and lead 2-1. The game reached another level in the fourth set with one stunning point after another. And then an infinite number of set and match points. The show ended at 33-35 on a Podrascanin spike, which got the Macerata clan running all over in celebration. Despite the loss, Perugia can also celebrate what has been a marvelous season in which the whole city rediscovered its love for the team.
As for Macerata, this is their third title in history after the ones conquered in 2006 and 2012. Giuliani’s men had dominated the regular season from start to finish with 18 wins and 4 losses, remaining unbeaten at home all season, 21 wins in as many games including cup and Champions League.
MVP UnipolSai: Podrascanin
Slobodan Kovac (Coach Sir Safety Perugia): “We tried everything we could to win it. The boys gave it all in this amazing atmosphere. We’re obviously disappointed but I am satisfied with the way the boys played. It’s been a great season for us, I really want to thank everyone”.
Simona Sileoni (President Cucine Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “It’s been a fantastic season, at the end of a very difficult year in which we had to overcome critical times. We did it by staying close and working hard every day”.
Alberto Giuliani (Coach Cucine Lube Banca Marche Macerata). “The league title is what we wanted the most, and we won it with the contribution of everyone. We endured tough losses in the Champions League and the Italian Cup, but we remained united and gave everything we had to reach this fantastic goal”.
Hubert Henno (Cucine Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “This is a great victory because it came against a great opponent in a superb atmosphere. This is our celebration and the celebration of volleyball in an extremely fair play climate. We really deserved this league title”.
Ivan Zaytsev (Cucine Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “I just can’t find the word to express how happy I am right now. It’s been a very tough season, we ended it brilliantly proving wrong all the ones that had doubted our strength”.
Marko Podrascanin (Cucine Lube Banca Marche Macerata): “We proved to everyone we are a great group, a great team, by winning the most important trophy. The MVP title? It belongs to the whole team”.
1 Cucine Lube B. Marche Macerata 2
1 Cucine Lube B. Marche Macerata 3
8 Calzedonia Verona 0
3-0 3-0 3-0
1 Cucine Lube B. Marche Macerata 3
4 Diatec Trentino 0
5 Casa Modena 0
5 Casa Modena 2
3-2 2-3 3-0 3-1
Italian champ 2013/14
Cucine Lube Banca Marche Macerata
2 Copra Elior
2 Copra Elior Piacenza 2
7 Altotevere Città di Castello 0
3-1 2-3 3-2 2-3 1-3
3 Sir Safety Perugia 1
3 Sir Safety Perugia 2
3 Sir Safety Perugia 3
6 Bre Lannutti
1946 Robur Ravenna
1947 Robur Ravenna
1948 Robur Ravenna
1949 Robur Ravenna
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