Italian Men: 2 Calzedonia Players Post 20+ Points In Win Over Ravenna

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 16th, 2017 | Italian League, News, Pro Indoor

Round 7 saw some hefty scores from the Italian men’s league, with many matches having sets extend way beyond the necessary stopping points. Calzedonia Verona and Bunge Ravenna posted the longest match in Italian Serie A1 history at 2 hours 42 minutes, with sets taking nearly 3/4 of an hour to complete.

Sir Safety Conad Perugia came out to take down Diatec Trentino in straight sets after having their match postponed three days due to their participation in the 2018 CEV Champions League where they took down Shakhtior Soligorsk to move onto the fourth round.

Round 7 Scores

*Winners are bolded

Round 7 – November 12
Home Team Visiting Team Facility Score
Cucine Lube Civitanova Biosi Indexa Sora Eurosuole Forum
3-0, (25-21, 25-16, 25-15)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia Diatec Trentino PalaEvangelisti
3-0, (25-21, 26-24, 30-28)
Calzedonia Verona Bunge Ravenna AGSM Forum
3-2. (25-23, 30-28, 22-25, 22-25, 20-18)
Top Volley Latina Azimut Modena PalaBianchini
3-1, (26-24, 22-25, 34-32, 25-16)
Kioene Padova Gi Group Monza Kioene Arena
3-1, (25-8, 17-25, 36-34, 25-22)
Revivre Milano Vibo Valentia PalaYamamay
3-1, (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
BCC Castellana Grotte Wixo LPR Piacenza PalaFlorio
3-0, (25-20, 25-23, 25-22)

Round 7 was a challenge for Calzedonia Verona, as they took a hard-fought early lead over Bunge Ravenna, with all signs pointed at a sweep. Bunge Ravenna, however, fought their way back into it to force a fifth and deciding set. That final set was a nailbiter, as the score went well past the designated 15 points to win, with Calzedonia fighting for the 20-18 fifth set victory. The match was also the longest in Italian Serie A1 history at 2 hours 42 minutesStephen Maar led the squad with 23 points in the win while Toncek Stern posted 20 along with Federico Marretta and Alen Pajenik‘s 13 and 10 points.

Cucine Lube Civitanova continued their winning ways with a four-setter over Biosi Indexa Sora. Dragan Stankovic and Tsvetan Sokolov each recorded 14 points in the win.

After falling in four to Cucine Lube Civitanova in round 6 of play, Azimut Modena redeemed themselves to take a four-set decision over Top Volley Latina. Maarten Van Garderen posted a team-best 18 points in the win with Earvin Ngapeth close behind with 17. Giulio Sabbi chipped in 15 points while Max Holt recorded another 11 points for Azimut.

Kioene Padova had two players record more than 20 points in their four-set win over Gi Group Monza – Gabriele Nelli (28) and Luigi Randazzo (21). Lazar Cirovic was close behind with 17 points.

Aaron Russell led Sir Safety Conad Perugia to a sweep over Diatec Trentino with 15 points while Aleksandar Atansijevic and Ivan Zaytsev added another 12 and 11 points in the win.

Top Performers


  • Hitting efficiency – Cucine Lube Civitanova (63.9%)
  • Reception efficiency – Cucine Lube Civitanova (45%)
  • Blocks – Vibo Valentia (14)
  • Points – Bunge Ravenna (84)
  • Aces – Kioene Padova (12)


  • Points – Gabrielle Nelli (Kioene Padova) & Paul Buchegger (Bunge Ravenna) – 28 points
  • Kills – Paul Buchegger (Bunge Ravenna) – 24 kills
  • Aces – Lazar Cirovic (Kioene Padova) – 5 aces
  • Blocks – Peter Verhees (Vibo Valentia) – 6 blocks


  • Federico Marretta – Calzedonia Verona
  • Dragan Stankovic – Cucine Lube Civitanova
  • Earvin Ngapeth – Azimut Modena
  • Luigi Randazzo – Kioene Padova
  • Gianluca Galassi – Revivre Milano
  • Trevor Clevenot – Wixo LPR Piancenza
  • Massimo Colaci – Sir Safety Conad Perugia


  1. Sir Safety Conad Perugia – 21
  2. Azimut Modena – 18
  3. Cucine Lube Civitanova – 15
  4. Bunge Ravenna – 14
  5. Wixo LPR Piacenza – 12
  6. Kioene padova – 10
  7. Calzedonia Verona – 9
  8. Vibo Valentia, Revivre Milano & Top Volley Latina – 8
  9. Diatec Trentino – 7
  10. Gi Group Monza – 6
  11. BCC Castellana Grotte – 4
  12. Biosi Indexa Sora – 1

Next Rounds Schedule

Round 8 – November 19
Home Team Visiting Team Facility
Diatec Trentino Top Volley Latina Palatrento
Azimut Modena Revivre Milano PalaSport G. Panini
Wixo LPR Piacenza Kioene Padova Pala Banca
Gi Group Monza Cucine Lube Civitanova Candy Arena
Vibo Valentia Sir Safety Conad Perugia Pala Valentia
Bunge Ravenna BCC Castellana Grotte Pala De Andre
Biosi Indexa Sora Calzedonia Verona Palasport “City of Frosinone”

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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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