The first defeat in the championship is bitter Fenix energyfell 1-3 on the field of Rainbow Forlimpopoli. In one fell swoop, the Faenza team lost their unbeaten record and the top of the table and were overtaken by Forlimpopoli, who are now two points ahead.
The first set is forgotten for Fenix Energia as Goni and Baldani have to retire due to injuries. The Faenza team initially suffered an 11-1 defeat, which allowed Forlimpopoli to keep the lead throughout the half, which they won 25-13 thanks to the visitors’ many reception errors. The script doesn’t change in the second moment. Rainbow is more precise, while Faenza is too careless in playmaking and pays little attention to blocking. Forlimpopoli takes advantage of this and after a few actions takes the lead 14:9, then takes the lead 18:10 and closes the score at 25:14.
Faenza’s comeback comes in the third set. Fenix Energia started well and took a 7:6 lead (first lead of the entire game) and then managed well to contain the home team’s comeback, which ended at 16:17. In the final we were able to gain the decisive lead to 25:19 through concentration and teamwork. The fourth half was very close. With the score at 17-17, Rainbow manages a break and gets to 24-18. Faenza does not give up and tries until the end, but the effort is not enough as Forlimpopoli ends the game 25-21.
In the next round, Fenix Energia will play at home against Volley Academy Manu Benelli Ravenna on Saturday November 11th at 5 p.m.
(Source: press release)