From Sunday’s challenge, WithU Verona came out with two certainties in its pocket: the great collective performance demonstrated and the certainty of participating in the next Scudetto Play Offs. With the victory in the tie-break against Valsa Group Modena, coach Stoytchev’s team extended their streak, becoming the team that has collected the most points in the last five SuperLega Credem Banca matches after leaders Perugia and tied merit with Itas Trentino. In fact, the Scala family have scored 12, against the 14 obtained by the Umbrians.
Also in this game, the percentages in attack have clearly crossed the threshold of 50%, with the phases of direct ball exchange and counterattack which have borne fruit. In the first case, Verona grounded 65% of the balls after a positive reception, with only two errors committed, while as regards the counterattack, they finished with 55%.
From nine metres, the home side have folded their hands at the opposition rearguard on eight occasions, with Noumory Keita finding the direct point three times. It should be underlined the return as owner with all the flakes by Maksim Sapozhkov, best scorer of the match with a haul of 29 points, three of which were blocked. And it is precisely in this fundamental area that the power plants have offered their own contribution. Cortesia and Mosca each stopped the offending Emilians twice, but Grozdanov also managed to find a block before leaving the field through injury. Among the three men in the band, however, Rok Mozic particularly stood out for the precision on display. Indeed, the Slovenian hammer finished his match with 19 points and 65% positivity in attack.