The preparation of WithU Verona continues towards the next engagement of SuperLega Credem Banca, which will see it take to the field on Sunday at 18.00 in the home of Cucine Lube Civitanova.
An important test for coach Stoytchev’s boys, galvanized by the away victory won in Milan, and focused one hundred percent on the appointments that await them. In the Marche region, the Gialloblù will find an opponent looking for redemption after the bitterness of the Super Cup. The tie-break was fatal for the troops of coach Blengini, who have just returned from an uphill start to the championship, conditioned by some unsatisfactory results.
Currently, the ranking sees her alone in fourth place at 9 points, with a length of advantage over the Scala, but with one more race on the schedule. In the six outings they have faced so far, Lube has collected three victories, the last of which in the direct match at home against Itas Trentino, won in comeback after having had the worst in the first two sets. Three is also the number of defeats she has suffered. In the 23 sets played to date, De Cecco and his teammates have landed 347 points, of which 128 are break points.
At the offensive level they encountered some difficulties, so much so that the percentage of positivity is equal to 47.1%, which you do not see them among the best of the tournament. 44 times, however, the cooks blocked the opponents on the wall, while on 33 occasions they found the direct point from nine meters. In addition, they are among the teams that make fewer mistakes on the serve (70 out of 504 hits). If we look at the numbers of the singles, the current best scorer of the team is far from the top positions. This is Ivan Zaytsev, who is in the nineteenth of this special ranking at 65 points. Mattia Bottolo (61) and Barthelemy Chinenyeze (54) follow him.
On Sunday evening, WithU Verona will face a clearly formidable opponent from all points of view. In its history, Lube Civitanova has been able to carve out a prestigious role in the Italian and international volleyball scene. In the red and white showcase there are 7 national titles, 3 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 7 Italian Cup, 3 CEV Cup, 4 Italian Super Cup and 1 Challenge Cup.