The countdown to WithU Verona’s debut in the Quarter-finals Play Off Scudetto has started and the first appointment is set for Sunday 19 February at the Eurosuole Forum, where it will face Cucine Lube Civitanova, reigning Italian champions and fourth classified at the end of the Regular Season. The team from the Marches finished the first part of the tournament with 38 points, just one more than the team from Verona but with one victory less in the overall calculation. In this edition of the Credem Banca SuperLega, the Scala players lost 3 to 1 at the home of the Cucinieri in the first round, while in the second match of the season, between the friendly walls, they found a precious success in the tie-break.

After the many changes made last summer, this season Cucine Lube Civitanova has had a fluctuating path. The red and whites alternated between moments of great form and unexpected empty passes, but in the end, they managed to return to the top four in the championship. In the offensive phase, the training led by Gianlorenzo Blengini recorded 49.1% positivity, a figure that places them in sixth position in this special classification. The player to have landed the most winning runs is Ivan Zaytsev, who grounded 206, followed by Nikolov’s 184. The best bricklayers on the Marche roster, on the other hand, are the central players Anzani and Chinenyeze, paired at 25 points. With 23.3% positivity, then, Lube has the fourth best reception of the tournament.


1299 total points; 479 break points 1833 batting average,

122 aces, 301 errors, 1.49 aces per set 1465 receptions,

142 errors, 645 negatives, 341 perfect, 23.3% perfect

2092 attacks, 137 errors, 175 blocks, 1027 winners,

49.1% winning attacks 150 walls; 1.83% walls per set