Five points won out of a total of nine, three games ended in tie-breaks (two of which were won), several thousand kilometers traveled by land and air and a total of 7 hours and 13 minutes of play over seven days. These are the numbers of ErmGroup San Giustino at the end of the Modica-Macerata-Bari triptych, with fifth place in the standings at 8 (Sorrento has one race less with the same number of victories and Napoli one victory less) and the top which is 4 lengths. Macerata recovered as a result of the defeat suffered by Fano, demonstrating how this Blue group of the Serie A3 Credem Banca championship is truly difficult, uncertain and therefore also unpredictable. To have a clearer idea of ​​the values ​​of the various formations, we will still have to wait a few days. “I consider the trip to Bari positive and the fact that we won 3-2 does not absolutely mean we have lost a point – commented the Biancazzurro coach Marco Bartolini – and the boys reacted well on the pitch. Our opponents tried everything to get their first success, also trying to force it from nine metres; we were practically without the opposite, despite Marzolla doing everything he could to be present: he decided to play even with some fever, so he wasn’t fit, but he still performed well, then he got injured at the moment key of the fourth set and this destabilized us when we were on point to point. They took advantage of it, moving forward. However, we had the merit of not getting upset and responding to the tie-break, which saw us down 7-8 at the changeover; I’m happy with this, as well as with taking away the two points, but above all with having won, because in the end victories count.” And now, a week that will see you bring forward the internal challenge against Tim Montaggi Marcianise again to Saturday (8.30 pm), with the group having taken a breather after the tour de force. “The important thing is to recover the players with some ailments and prepare as best as possible for the match against the Campania team.” Could Marzolla be part of the race? “I think so, and I hope so: the extent of the ankle sprain turned out to be less worrying than we feared. If anything, he needs to recover after the flu attack and we hope to be able to recover him, without taking anything away from those who also went on court last Saturday: the performances in the center of Stoppelli and of Skuodis in place 2 and on the side (with Cappelletti who in the fifth set been deployed as the opposite) have shown that our guarantees go beyond the starting 6+1.”