5th Preliminary Day Play Offs 5th Place:
Gioiella Prisma Taranto – Cisterna Top Volleyball 1-3 (25-20, 25-27, 16-25, 19-25)
Rest: Padova Volleyball
Gioiella Prisma Taranto – Top Volley Cisterna 1-3 (25-20, 25-27, 16-25, 19-25) – Gioiella Prisma Taranto: Cottarelli 1, Antonov 11, Larizza 6, Ekstrand 16, Andreopoulos 11, Gargiulo 6, Pierre (L). NEITHER. Rizzo, Stefani, Alletti, Falaschi. All. Di Pinto. Cisterna Top Volleyball: Zanni 1, Bayram 10, Mattei 15, Martinez 19, Gutierrez 12, Rossi 5, Staforini (L), Zingel 5, Catania (L), Baranowicz 1. N.E. Lostritto, Sedlacek. All. Alone. REFEREES: Canessa, Cavalieri. NOTES – set duration: 29′, 34′, 25′, 27′; total: 115′. Spectators: 257. MVP: Gutierrez
A Corsair Top Volley Cisterna wins the penultimate day of the Play Off Preliminaries 5th Place for 3-1 ( 25-21, 25-27, 16-25,19-25 ) on the field of Gioiella Prisma Taranto, dragged by Martinez and Gutierrez (MVP), despite a great start from the ions. The Apulian team wins the first set and manages to recover in the second as well, but succumbs to the advantages. Top Volley proves to be more concrete, especially in attack in the other two partials, but Gioiella’s performance is still excellent with spectacular points, a good Andreopoulos, Ekstrand and all the rossoblù second lines, including the libero Pierri present on all the balls in defense , especially effective in reception.
MVP: Jose Miguel Gutierrez (Top Volleyball Tank)
Francesco Pierri (Gioiella Prisma Taranto): “It was a spectacular match. We started well, then we dropped in intensity in all phases of the game. They deservedly won the game, I’m happy with the team’s performance anyway. We went well at serving, then we made a couple of spectacular defenses and we gave it our all”.
Fabio Soli (Top Volley Cisterna coach): “We spent a lot of energy to stay in the category, Taranto fought in the league to stay in the top flight and we tried to take the Scudetto Play Offs. Today we wanted to close this experience in the best way to say goodbye, since many will go to other shores. We had an exceptional season and I’m proud of the work done by my boys.”
Preliminary Classification Play Offs 5th Place Credem Banca
Padova Volleyball 6, Cisterna Top Volleyball 6, Taranto Prisma Jewel 3.
1 more match: Top Volley Cisterna.
6th day of preliminaries Play Off 5 Place Credem Banca – Preliminaries
Wednesday 12 April 2023, 8.30pm
Padova Volleyball – Jewel Prisma Taranto
Rest: Top Volley Cisterna