Lanza and Birarelli, captain of Diatec Trentino and Calzedonia Verona
Monza, March 4th 2018
The last day of regular season 2017/18 has defined the final ranking and pairings of the quarter-finals of the Play Off Scudetto of SuperLega UnipolSai.
Here are the challenges that will be articulated over three matches starting on Sunday March 11:
(1^) Sir Safety Conad Perugia–Bunge Ravenna (8^)
(4^) Diatec Trentino–Calzedonia Verona (5^)
(2^) Cucine Lube Civitanova– Wixo LPR Piacenza(7^)
(3^) Azimut Modena–Revivre Milano (6^)
The dates of the matches that Diatec Trentino will play in the quarterfinals of the Play Off Scudetto 2017:
Match 1: Sunday March 11, at 18 (at PalaTrento –match included in the subscription)
Match 2: Saturday March 17, at 20.30 (at PalaOlimpia in Verona )
Potential match 3: Sunday March 25, at 18 (at PalaTrento – match not included in the subscription)
In the first round of the Play Off Scudetto Trentino Volley will challenge Verona, the team already faced in the same phase of the 2010 edition and Diatec passed in three matches (3-0). The match of March 11th will be the participation number sixteen at the Play Off Scudetto in eighteen total seasons of activity. In the fifteen previous occasions, in ten circumstances the Diatec Trentino managed to overcome the quarter finals: in 2005/06 season, defeating Modena 2-1, in 2007/08 defeating Modena once more for 2-0, in 2008/09 when it overcame Vibo in three matches (3-0), in 2009/10, defeating Verona in three matches (3-0), in 2010/11 when it defeated San Giustino (3- 0), in 2011/12 when it won the gironcino of Easter weekend at PalaTrento against Rome and San Giustino (double 3-0), in 2012/13 when it overcame Vibo Valentia in two matches ( three for the series that started from 1-0), in 2014/15 defeating Molfetta 2-0, in 2015/16, when it overcame the Pugliese team once more in five matches and in 2016/17, when it defeated Monza for 2-0. In all other cases, only eliminations in the first round, against Modena (2002/03 in five matches and 2013/14 in two matches), Perugia (in four matches, after winning the regular season), Piacenza (2004/05 in five matches) and Cuneo (2006/07, in three matches). If we exclude the bitter and short adventure of the 2014 edition, in every Play Off in which it took part, Trentino Volley has always won at least one match; in twelve cases out of fifteen already in the first disputed match it happened at home with Perugia for 3-2 in 2004, in Piacenza for 3-1 in 2005, in Cuneo for 3-2 in 2007, at PalaTrento against Modena (3-0 ) in 2008, at home again with Vibo (3-2) in 2009, with Verona (3-0) in 2010, against San Giustino in 2011, in 2012 (3-0 at PalaTrento), in Vibo Valentia in 2013 and with Molfetta in 2015 and then also in 2016 and with Monza in 2017 (3-0).
Below the statistics of Trentino Volley in the matches already played with Blu Volley Verona:
Official matches played: 31 (16 at PalaTrento, 15 at PalaOlimpia).
Victories: 23 (12 at PalaTrento, 11 at PalaOlimpia); 13 for 3-0 (8 at PalaTrento, 5 at PalaOlimpia), 5 for 3-1 (2 at PalaTrento, 3 at PalaOlimpia), 5 for 3-2 (2 at PalaTrento, 3 at PalaOlimpia).
Losses: 8 (4 at PalaTrento, 4 at PalaOlimpia), 2 for 0-3 (2 at PalaOlimpia), 4 for 1-3 (3 at PalaTrento, 1 at PalaOlimpia), 2 for 2-3 (1 at PalaTrento, 1 at PalaOlimpia).
Sets: 77 vinti e 39 persi.
Previous in Play Off: 1, season 2009/10 - quarter finals (victory for Trento 3-0)
Nella stagione 2017/18:
November 5 2017 - Diatec Trentino-Calzedonia Verona (21-25, 21-25, 25-17, 22-25), match of sixth day of regular season;
January 21 2018 – Calzedonia Verona-Diatec Trentino 1-3 (20-25, 23-25, 25-19, 20-25) match of nineteenth day of regular season
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