After the convincing start against Padova and the point collected at the PalaBarton against the battleship Perugia, in the third match of Poule for the fifth place, WithU Verona failed to extend the series of useful results. Within the friendly walls, coach Stoytchev’s team struggled to counter the raids of a Monza in a state of grace capable of bringing home the entire stake. The La Scala side had to deal with Spirito’s injury leaving the scene, which forced them to make forced substitutions within the sextet on the pitch. In the end, the match at the Pala AGSM AIM didn’t bring any points to the hosts, who however remained firmly in third place in the group.
The difficulties of this match emerged above all in the offensive phase, where throughout the season, however, Mozic and his teammates had always recorded important numbers. However, under the goal the opponents often had to deal with the yellow and blue block, which prevented the away team from passing on several occasions and seven times it coincided with a point. Central defender Leandro Mosca stood out in this fundamental and, taking over from Grozdanov, totaled three monster blocks. In terms of balls placed on the ground, Noumory Keita, awarded a few minutes before the kick-off as winner of the Distributori Al Risparmio VivaVerona Cup competition, won the palm of best scorer in Verona with his 15 points (2 blocks). Behind him Maksim Sapozhkov, also in double figures with 10.
Now waiting for Raphael and his companions is the insidious trip to PalaPanini, against a Modena still without victories in these Play Offs which are worth access to the Challenge Cup. At the moment, the Emilians have 2 points, but they are still fully in the running for a place in the semifinals.