Cucine Lube Civitanova Wins Fifth Italian Cup Over Diatec Trentino

  0 Carly DeMarque | February 14th, 2017 | Italian League, News, Pro Indoor

In front of 9,000 fans at the ‘Unipol Arena in Casalecchio di Reno, Cucine Lube Civitanova brought home their fifth Italian Cup with a four set victory over Diatec Trentino.

In the 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 25-20) victory, Osmany Juantorena earned the MVP selection after scoring 15 points in the match, that ended an eight year drought for the team. In total, it was the teams seventh Italian Cup final appearance, with other victories coming back in 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009. Lube’s last two final’s appearances came in 2012 and 2013.

Lube’s Tsvetan Sokolov led all scoring with 20 points, while team captain Dragan Stakovic and Jiri Kovar each scored 11 apiece.

“Today we faced a huge challenge of our character and we had to ensure we played point for point, especially in the most difficult moments,” said coach Gianlorenzo Blengini.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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