Leon and Rychlicki top in the race that allows Sir to reopen the championship challenge
Perugia-Civitanova 3-1 (24-26, 25-18, 25-18, 26-24)
Perugia raises its head and reopens the championship final series in front of its audience. Bring Lube Civitanova back to her home in race-4, the Marches remain ahead, but now the perspective changes completely. Formations equal to race-2, the rotations are the same. Lube’s faces tend to smile, dark faces in the Sir house. And for those who did not understand, there is a banner in the Umbrian curve that reads: do it or die.
The ball of the game is always in the hand of Civitanova who maintains a break advantage. Perugia also impacts the arrow, but wastes everything with two Marchiani errors. If you look at the figures Perugia has done everything better, except in one voice it has exactly twice (!) Civitanova’s mistakes, 12-6, too many to hope to save the volleyball skin. But the first set won is not a passport to immunity and in fact from the very first points, forcing a lot the service, the Sir “turns” the course of the match. A deep groove is immediately excavated 19-11. Too much to imagine an ascent of the Lube, despite the numerous changes promoted by Blengini: it is a draw.
The turning point
Another game begins: Perugia seems to have found the way to reopen the series and as Pollicino followed the pebbles in the story, so Grbic’s men follow the winning lines one after the other. With jokes like this it is very difficult it becomes complicated for the opponent (in this case the Lube) to keep even the regular ball change in attack. In fact, Civitanova begins to make too many mistakes while Leon returns to his “usual” figures (60% in attack in the third set). And with a series of “hit and sunk” jokes, Perugia closes the set. Blengini changes again: inside Kovar and Gaby Garcia. La Lube does not lower its head on the contrary it goes to earn a break at 16-14. It could be the turning point, even if Perugia has every intention of returning to the sea on Wednesday evening. Leon plus Anderson open a way, while the veteran Mengozzi, throughout the race, keeps pace in the middle. It goes on point to point. Until when on two Giannelli services Perugia does not make the decisive overtaking.
May 8, 2022 (change May 8, 2022 | 20:21)
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