Monza, 11 April 2024

Play Off Scudetto, Monza wins 3-1 game 4 of the Semifinals

To know the name of the team that will gain access to the 2024 Scudetto Play Off Final, the fifth and final tie-breaker match of the Semifinal series between Itas Trentino and Mint Vero Volley Monza will be required. The match on Sunday, April 14 at 6 pm, scheduled once again at Trento's ilT quotidiano Arena (live coverage by RAI Sport and Radio Dolomiti), became necessary after Thursday evening, due to the outcome of game 4, which at Monza's Opiquad Arena saw the hosts prevail in the fourth set.
The point of 2-2 in the series came at the end of a match in which the Italian champions had managed to win the opening set (thanks to a great contribution from Michieletto) and then, with the same personality, to go ahead 23-21 in the second set, before suffering the comeback of the hosts, who were able to score a 0-4 to win the match and go to 1-1. The Brianza team, led by Kreling (in the end MVP), took full advantage of their high-ball trio (50 points between Maar, Takahashi and Loeppky) to close out the third set (always won by two lengths, but always led) and then the fourth set, in which Trento pulled the plug for good. For Itas Trentino, 15 points apiece by the area 4 pair Michieletto and Lavia, in an evening when the attack struggled more than usual to score, also due to specific merits of the opponent's block-defence system.

Below is the scoreboard of game 4 of the SuperLega Credem Banca 2024 Play Off Scudetto Semifinal played Thursday night at the Opiquad Arena in Monza.

Mint Vero Volley Monza-Itas Trentino 3-1
(22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-11)
MINT VERO VOLLEY: Loeppky 17, Maar 19, Galassi 10, Kreling 1, Takahashi 14, Di Martino 11, Gaggini (L); Visic, Szwarc 1. N.e. Comparoni, Mujanovic, Morazzini, Beretta. Coach: Massimo Eccheli.
ITAS TRENTINO: Lavia 15, Kozamernik 8, Rychlicki 9, Michieletto 15, Podrascanin 7, Acquarone, Laurenzano (L); Nelli 3, Garcia, D’Heer 1, Magalini. N.e. Cavuto, Sbertoli, Pace. Coach: Fabio Soli.
REFEREES: Curto from Gorizia and Lot from Santa Lucia di Piave (Treviso).
SET LENGTH: 31’, 33’, 34’, 22’; tot: 2h.
NOTES: 3,086 spectators, revenue not disclosed. Mint Vero Volley: 9 blocks, 7 aces, 12 serve errors, 6 action errors, 44% attack, 54% (27%) reception. Itas Trentino: 7 blocks, 5 aces, 12 serve errors, 11 action errors, 37% attack, 44% (14%) reception. MVP: Kreling.

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