Great start for Rana Verona in the new season of SuperLega Credem Banca and first success in the safe. At PalaMazzola, Coach Stoytchev’s team prevailed over Gioiella Prisma Taranto 3 to 1, already showing a winning understanding. Amin immediately stood out as best scorer with 22 points and elected MVP of the match. Also in double figures were Mozic, who in his first as captain was on the scoresheet 16 times, and Dzavoronok (10). Overall, the Scala team performed well in attack, certified by 59% positivity, also making 9 blocks.

For the first official outing, Coach Stoytchev relies on Spirito in the control room, with Amin completing the diagonal. In the squad there is room for captain Mozic and Truhtchev, while in the center there are Mosca and Grozdanov, with D’Amico as libero.

You don’t even have time to get comfortable before the pace picks up. The two teams immediately found interesting ideas, but it was Verona who attempted to make an attack with a precise shot from Truhtchev (12-15). Thanks to Jendryk’s block, the hosts put the score back on level terms (16-16). Moscow takes care of re-establishing the distance with an incredible monster block. Amin is no exception, as he doesn’t let the opposing attackers pass and breaks the deadlock (22-25). Upon returning to the field, the match returns to the path of balance, but the Salento team moves forward with two attacks from Lanza (10-9). Amin and Truhtchev put things back in order with two hands-outs, then it was the Frenchman who sealed the overtaking (13-14). On the block, Stoytchev’s boys know how to hurt, especially with Amin. Mozic closes the second set.

Positive start for the Scaligeri in the third half, with Amin once again taking the lead. Spirito contributes in attack with a second-intention touch, followed by Mosca’s uneventful first half (3-5). Mozic also raises his voice from the second line. From nine meters, Amin shows off his power and scores +3 (7-10). After Dzavoronok’s ace, Verona tries to break away from their opponents, who however return to the game. We play point by point, then it’s the Czech again who gives his team a two-point advantage (20-22). Prisma, however, does not give up and after having recovered ground, reopens the dispute. The atmosphere heats up at the PalaMazzola, but Verona reacts promptly in the fourth set and thanks to Mosca’s ace they fly to 4-8. Cortesia’s attack from place three increases the gap, with Dzavoronok still decisive on serve (6-13). Verona takes off with number 4 and moves away considerably (8-19). The rossoblù never recovered and Mosca sealed their first success of the season (16-25).


Gioiella Prisma Taranto – Rana Verona 1–3 (22-25; 22-25; 28-26; 16-25)

Gioiella Prisma Taranto: De Halo 2, Lanza 13, Sala 14, Alletti 2, Gargiulo 5, Rizzo (L), Bonacchi, Russell 4, Gutierrez 9, Paglialunga, Raffaelli 2, Jendryk 16, Ekstrand, Luzzi (L). All. Mastrangelo

Rana Verona: Spirito 2, Amin 22, Mozic 16, Truhtchev 6, Mosca 7, Grozdanov 6, D’Amico (L), Jovovic, Dzavoronok 10, Sani, Cortesia 4, Zanotti, Bonisoli (L). All. Stoytchev

Referees: Zavater (1st), Canessa (2nd), Di Bari (3rd) Video Check Officer: Martini

Set duration: 29′; 33′; 37′; 22′; total: 2h 01′

Attack: Gioiella Prisma Taranto 46%; Rana Verona 59%

Walls: Gioiella Prisma Taranto 9; Rana Verona 9

Ace: Gioiella Prisma Taranto 6; Rana Verona 4

MVP: Amin