A good Emma Villas Aubay Siena holds up for long stretches to the champions of Sir Safety Susa Perugia. The team of coach Paolo Montagnani also wins the second set showing very good things. Immediately on the field Giulio Pinali, who made his first training session yesterday with Emma Villas Aubay Siena.
FIRST SET Emma Villas Aubay Siena on the pitch with Finoli on the dribble and Pereyra opposite, Raffaelli and Van Garderen spikers, Ricci and Mazzone in the middle, Bonami free.
Siena started with an ace from Pereyra, which he replied shortly after. Perugia goes ahead 7-4 but the Argentine opposite of Emma Villas Aubay Siena gives another shot of class with a lob to score. You arrive on the Umbrian +4 with some good offensive plays by the hosts, the Sienese retort with a long line scored by Raffaelli. The fast of Solè scores (12-9). Excellent pipe by Van Garderen after the effective Sienese defense: -2 for the Tuscans. Shortly after, Rychlicki scored without any particular problems. Mazzone is quick to put the ball on the taraflex after a bad reception by Sir on a serve by Van Garderen. Another break point for Siena by Raffaelli. When Leon sends out the dunk the score is 18-16. Rychlicki puts in another brick. The draw, at 20-20, with a winning service from Pereyra. But Plotnytskiy and Rychlicki think about bringing SIR back forward. Ricci and Van Garderen strike again (23-22). Pinali enters the field, who is also applauded by the home crowd. Ends 25-22.
SECOND SET Siena ahead 3-5 at the start of the second set with Fabio Ricci’s beautiful winning wall. Pereyra continues to grind points, after the 6 (with 44% in attack) scored in the first set. A delicate touch from Mazzone and an ace from Van Garderen take Siena two points ahead. The Emma Villas Aubay Siena holds up and maintains the lead. He also extends it with three consecutive points: Mazzone’s big external touch, Finoli’s ace and Mazzone’s point again, who this time comes with a winning wall. Van Garderen, again Mazzone (the best of the Sienese in this set) are the protagonists. Raffaelli’s winning wall is fantastic, worth 21-16. The set point comes thanks to a great play packaged by Bonami and Van Garderen. The set ends at 20-25 with Herrera’s serving error. The Sienese attacked with 62% productivity in attack in this partial.
THIRD SET Led by Plotnytskiy, Sir starts strong in the third set: 7-4. Siena responds with another point from Mazzone. Pereyra is also doing well, and Siena is getting closer: 9-7. Sumptuous defense of Ricci, with Mazzone who then closes the point: 13-11. Van Garderen confirms that he is inspired and scores again. Siena performs well against the wall, Pereyra scores another. Van Garderen achieves the point of parity: 14-14. However, the hosts’ partial arrives: 7-2, closed by a fantastic ace from Rychlicki. Solè closes the third set on 25-18.
FOURTH SEPT In the field for Siena Pinali from the opposite and Ngapeth in the band. Balanced set, with the Sienese who also put their heads forward thanks to two consecutive winning services by Maarten Van Garderen (9-10). The entrance to Pinali is also very good. From place 4 Ngapeth puts down the 13-13 ball. Emma Villas Aubay still productive on the wall: with two blocks in a row by Fabio Ricci the guests take the edge (14-16). And they defend it with another winning dunk from Van Garderen. We arrive in the final on point to point. A discussed arbitration decision gives Perugia 21-19. Pinali is good at scoring again in the following exchange. But the Sir accelerates and with two ace from Herrera goes to +4: 24-20. Mengozzi closes the set on 25-21. Perugia wins 3-1.CopyAMP code.
Sir Safety Susa Perugia – Emma Villas Aubay Siena 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21)
SIR SAFETY SUSA PERUGIA: Monopoli 3, Herrera 14, Rychlicki 18, Leon 7, Piccinelli (L), Solè 4, Colaci (L), Plotnytskiy 15, Mele, Cardenas, Mengozzi 10. Coach: Anastasi.
EMMA VILLAS AUBAY SIENA: Pinali 5, Ricci 7, Van Garderen 15, Bonami (L), Raffaelli 11, Biglino, Pinelli, Finoli 1, Pereyra 10, Ngapeth 1, Pochini (L), Fontani, Mazzone 10. Coach: Montagnani.
NOTE. Percentage in attack: Perugia 49%, Siena 43%. Point walls: Perugia 11, Siena 9. Reception positive: Perugia 37% (11% perfect), Siena 62% (44% perfect). Ace: Perugia 7, Siena 7. Batting errors: Perugia 17, Siena 14.