Newly crowned world champions Sir Safety Susa Perugia made a strong impression on their return to the SuperLega Credem Banca on Sunday as the Italian giants secured their 12th victory in their first Italian league match after their victory at the 2022 Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship.
Perugia make successful return to Italian League
The world champions sweep Monza to claim their 12th triumph in the SuperLega Credem Banca
Publicado 09:53, 19 Dec 2022
Exactly one week after their victory in Betim, Perugia were on the road against Vero Volley Monza and claimed a three-set (25-19, 25-22, 25-20) win to remain comfortably at the top of the standings with 36 points. Second placed Valsa Group Modena have 23 points and seven victories.
The triumph in Monza ended what was a busy yet productive week for the world champions. Besides securing their first world title on Sunday in Betim, Perugia also won their fourth CEV Champions League match of the season on Thursday against Türkiye’s Ziraat Ankara. The Italians have triumphed in all of their matches so far this season.
Vero Volley Monza vs. Sir Safety Susa Perugia - Match Highlights
The offense run by Club World Championship Most Valuable Player and setter Simone Giannelli got 15 points from Ukraine’s outside hitter Oleh Plotnytskyi (12 kills, one block, two aces), 14 from Luxembourg’s opposite Kamil Rychlicki (13 kills, one ace) and 13 from team captain and Poland outside hitter Wilfredo Leon (nine kills, two blocks, two aces).
“I think we lost our focus a little bit in the second set, but we’re lucky to have players like Leon, who can make a difference from the service line,” Plotnytskyi commented. “But overall, I believe it was a good match. We played as a team from the first to the last ball and we know we are a very good team when we do that. We still have another match before the break and we’ll try to keep the same spirit.”
The Italian League features one more match before Christmas, between Cucine Lube Civitanova and Emmas Villa Aubay Siena on Wednesday, at 20:30 local time (19:30). The team from Siena will also be Perugia’s opponent in their last match of the year, on December 26, at 18:00 local time (17:00 GMT).