19. 04. 2018

ITA M: Perugia prevail in Game 5 vs. Trentino in straight sets and go to playoff finals

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Sir Safety Conad Perugia is the second finalist of the 2017/18 Italian men’s volleyball championship SuperLega UnipolSai.

 

The top-seed Sir Safety Conad Perugia smashed No.4 Diatec Trentino in straight sets in Game 5 of the 2017/18 SuperLega playoff semifinals, partially 25-12, 25-20, 30-28, to clinch the series with a 3-2.

The complete change of power relations was seen tonight compared to the previous game, four days ago. Trentino had the only chance of extending the match in the third set but even then, they first had to reach Perugia’s 23-19 lead. Still, when they managed to tie at 23-23, their rivals quickly went up.

Ivan Zaytsev topped the winning side with 15 points (4 aces).

Thus, Perugia will play their third-ever SuperLega finals (2014, 2016, 2018). Their rival will be No.2 Cucine Lube Civitanova.

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our ITA National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page. 

 

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2 Comments about "ITA M: Perugia prevail in Game 5 vs. Trentino in straight sets and go to playoff finals"

19.04.2018 | 23:25 |   rivers [unregistered]

Ivan Zaytsev scored 15 points not Aaron Russell.

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29.04.2018 | 00:29 |   BRAZILvolleygirl [unregistered]

Re: @rivers
What a meticulous attention! You've saved the Earth, congratulations. LOL, XOXO, GIRL!

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29.04.2018 | 20:16 |   rivers [unregistered]

Re: @BRAZILvolleyTroll Thanks.

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20.04.2018 | 01:42 |   suisse [unregistered]

I hope Russell stays in Perugia. He is getting stronger and better every year.

They need to retain their coach too. imo

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Re: @former_player
Those are excellent points. I feel for Kovacevic and admire him as a player, but he disappointed in big matches in the playoffs last year and has been struggling with injuries and motivation this year it seems. Russell has become a leading force for this Trentino team this year.
The Perugia - Russell return is an interesting thought if Perugia has enough foreigner room. I am curious who will set that team.
What is going on in Milan? Very quiet
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Re: @Suisse It would be interesting to see how would Nimir play in a team where he is not getting the majority of balls. Your comment assumes that Trentino will get rid of MVP of last Europian championship and best outside hitter of Italian league last season, Kovacevic.
Lanza is definitely the weak spot, Perugia needs 1st class outside hitter. Maybe Russell will go back
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ITA M: Trentino to hire bombastic duo for next season – Lucarelli and Abdel Aziz!

If these rumors are true then Trentino HAS to do everything to keep Lisinac and Russell. Having top 3 level players in middle (Lisinac), opposite (Nimir) and outside hitter (Russell) positions would be enough to push past Lube. Lucarelli is very very good still not the player he was before the Achilles injury. His experience is top notch.
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