The team wins the first game of the DEF triangular groupsArno volleyball (leader of Group F and with the best points ratio in the three groups), who conquered the sold-out PalaLiuti as the final phase of the tournament deserves Italian Cup, unprecedented in the almost sixty-year history of volleyball in the shadow of the Torre dei Ronchi and reserved for the winter champion teams of the nine Serie B groups divided into three geographical triangles; The last team from the Marche region to access it was Virtus Fano in the 2018-2019 season.
Castelfrettese's confirmed 6+1 formation sees the restoration of Mazzanti, missing in San Marino and immediately put on the field (Giuliani-Violini; Mancinelli-Schiavoni; Giaccaglia-Mazzanti; Marchetti), while Nicola Cesarini, born in 2004 from Castelfrettese, our Series C comes as a replacement for the unavailable Toccacieli.
After a minute's silence in memory of the recently deceased Luigi Riva, the guests immediately started an aggressive rally with the central defenders, while Sabini made several mistakes while trying to recover: The score was set: Black and Green (5-11), but from the middle of the set, the double change of the setter-counter-diagonal (within Pieroni and Beni) revives the enthusiasm of the locals, who reach -2 (18-20) with the restored 6+1, however Tecnogarden does not let up and expands dramatically at the end of the set thanks to the serve and block.
Sabini's furious start at the beginning of the second part of Giuliani's service move (5:0), but once again Castelfranco does not give up and immediately closes the gap (6:5): at this point Mariotti comes into play for Schiavoni and the most It begins spectacular phase of the game. Game with constant overtaking and overtaking, depending on which team pushes better from nine meters: Sabini, who misses a few opportunities for extra time with unfounded and naive mistakes and so Arno volleys again and overtakes; When the score was 22:23, the Biancozzurri protested vehemently against an alleged second attempt by the Tuscans, as the ball was already in the local half of the field, but the referees awarded the point to the guests, who finished with the “usual” block.
Mariotti remains on the court in the third set with the Blue-Whites 6+1, but Castelfranco immediately escapes in the scoring from a Sabini who struggles to bring the ball to the ground with an often inaccurate reception: in the middle of the set As As a last attempt to increase the offensive quotas, the coaches Fabbietti-Sciati first throw Beni and then Cesarini into the game, who have a very positive influence on the personal points, but are not able to improve the balance.
Arno Volley deservedly wins a not too spectacular game on both fronts, confirming his great ambitions like those of last season, which culminated with promotion to Serie A3 (in the summer this sports right was then sold and included in Serie B) and conquered the Sabini Square, which had won the last game between the two teams in the PalaLiuti (Serie B2 2002-2003) 3-2.
Captain Giaccaglia and his teammates still come out to the applause of their fans and now have a few days to recover as much as possible in order to face the difficult away game against Sassuolo (top of Group D), scheduled for Wednesday January 31st ., scheduled to try everything 8 p.m.: The win to keep alive the hopes of qualifying for the Final Four (the top three of the three triangular teams plus the best of the separate rankings of the remaining four teams).
VOLLEYBALL SABINI CASTELFERRETTI – TECNOGARDEN ARNO VOLLEY CASTELFRANCO DI SOTTO 0-3 (19-25, 22-25, 18-25)
SABINI: Beni, Schiavoni, Violini, Gaggiotti, Mazzanti, Giaccaglia (K), Giuliani, Mancinelli, Mariotti, Pettinari G., Pieroni, Cesarini N., Marchetti (L1), Palazzesi (L2). All. Fabbietti Sciati.
ARNO: Testagrossa, Samminiatesi, Crescini, Berberi, Nicotra, Dell'Endice, Aliberti, Simoni, Da Prato, Galoppini, Ciappelli, Croce, Stagnari, Taliani (L1), Parentini (L2). All. Matioli-Guemart
(Source: press release)