After the success in three sets against Allianz Milano, Cisterna Volley is preparing for the double away round which will see the Pontini team challenge Padova and Piacenza. Coach Guillermo Falasca’s team is continuing to inspire and so, after the tie-break with the Italian champions of Trento, the Pontini team entertained the public in the Viale delle Province arena with an important performance against Milan who, apart from the absences which have certainly penalized them, remains a team of great importance on the national scene.

«The start of the season saw us do very well at home because we won two sets, taking a point against the Italian champions and then winning clearly against Milan – clarifies the president of Cisterna Volley Luigi Iazzetta – Now we await with trepidation these two away games, against teams that will certainly cause many headaches, to better understand the dimension we have in this championship, aware of the fact that it will always be the pitch that gives the most precise answers.”

The Frenchman Theo Faure, with 58 points scored in three matches, is currently at the top of the ranking of the best scorers in the Super League: the transalpine opposite is traveling at 4.83 points per set and precedes Michieletto (Trento, 55 points) and Esmaeilnezhad (Verona , 54 points).

«In our second home match I can say that we played good volleyball, we lived this experience together with our audience and above all with a nice atmosphere around us – explains the French opposite of Cisterna Volley – it was the first victory and we started very well by putting a lot of pressure with the fundamental block on our opponents who showed up with some absences but for us it was essential to hit this opportunity and show maximum determination. Personally I say that we had a good reaction after the defeat in Catania and we played very well right from the start: we know that every match will be a battle until the end and the atmosphere of the home stadium gave us a good dose of extra push to achieve the victory we were looking for.”

In addition to the general ranking (which also takes blocks and aces into account), Faure also excels in the ranking of winning attacks with 52 stamps. The Spaniard Jordi Ramon is first in the championship in the aces ranking with 9 direct points (the same as Takahashi Ran, from Monza), while Ramon is seventh (together with Mozic from Verona and Rychlicki from Trento) with 48 points in the best ranking Super League scorers. In the blocks ranking the Serbian Aleksandar Nedeljkovic is second, behind Matteo Piano (Milan, 11 blocks) with 10 winning blocks.