Rana Verona’s adventure in the Jesi Volley Cup ends with the silver medal, as a starter for the SuperLega which is about to begin. In the final of the quadrangular, Coach Stoytchev’s team gives life to a battle against Cucine Lube Civitanova on the taraflex of the PalaTriccoli, losing in four sets but already showing a good condition in view of their debut in the championship. Excellent performance by Amin, capable of finishing on the scoreboard 20 times, followed by Sani at 14. Overall, in attack the Verona team finished with 55% positivity in attack. Wednesday 18th October last friendly match within friendly walls against Trento, while Sunday 22nd is the debut in Taranto.

In the initial lineup, Spirito is confirmed as dribbler, as is Amin as opposite, while Sani is in the squad alongside Mozic, with the Grozdanov-Cortesia duo in the center and D’Amico in the libero role. Dzavoronok rested as a precaution due to a slight muscle strain.

Excellent approach in this too for the Scaligeri, who immediately find an important break especially thanks to the shots of Amin and Mozic. The good advantage gained increases as the minutes pass and Rana Verona breaks the deadlock. The start of the second half was favorable for the Marche team, who went ahead in the opening stages. Stoytchev’s boys close the gap with the three-way block by Sani, Cortesia and Spirito and a super collective action concluded by Mozic. The opponents, however, even the score. Upon returning to the field, the match travels on the tracks of balance. With a soft touch from Cortesia and a block from Mozic, Verona tries to break away from Lube. The two teams responded blow for blow with interesting exchanges, but after a tight set the red and whites prevailed narrowly. In the fourth set, Spirito and his teammates recovered after a complicated start and reduced the gap with Sani’s ace. A powerful diagonal from Amin scores the draw. The game is point to point, but it is Lube that puts the seal on the match. Silver medal, therefore, for Rana Verona.


Rana Verona – Cucine Lube Civitanova 1–3 (25-18; 21-25; 23-25; 22-25)

Rana Verona: Spirito 2, Amin 20, Mozic 9, Sani 14, Mosca, Grozdanov 7, D’Amico (L), Jovovic, Dzavoronok, Cortesia 9, Zingel 1, Batista, Bonisoli (L). All. Stoytchev

Cucine Lube Civitanova: De Cecco 1, Zaytsev 12, Lagumdzjia 20, Nikolov 20, Chinenyeze 8, Diamantini 8, Balaso (L), Thelle, Bottolo 3, Motzo 2, Bisotto, Larizza, All. Blengini

Set duration: 25′; 27′; 30′; 28′; total: 1h 50′

Attack: Rana Verona 55%; Lube kitchens Civitanova 54% Walls: Rana Verona 7; Lube kitchens Civitanova 7 Ace: Rana Verona 2; Lube kitchens Civitanova 5