Italian Men: Bunge Ravenna Wins Big Over Diatec Trentino

  0 Carly DeMarque | October 27th, 2017 | Italian League, News, Pro Indoor

The third round of the Italian Men’s League has concluded with mid-week matchups. Azimut Modena and Sir Safety Conad Perugia remain undefeated after three matches in the league, while Bunge Ravenna picked up a big win over powerhouse Diatec Trentino. Top Volley Latina and Kioene Padova each picked up their first wins in the league as well this week.

Americans played a big role in their squad’s successes this week, as Aaron Russell, Max Holt and Micah Christenson each picked up MVP honors for their performances in round three.

Round 3 Scores

*Winners are bolded

Round 3 – October 25
Home Team Visiting Team Facility Score
Azimut Modena Gi Group Monza PalaSport G. Panini
3-0, (25-22, 25-14, 25-19)
Wixo LPR Piacenza Sir Safety Conad Perugia Pala Banca
3-0, (25-22, 26-24, 25-22)
Vibo Valentia Kioene Padova Pala Valentia
3-0, (25-23, 2-13, 25-20)
Bunge Ravenna Diatec Trentino Pala De Andre
3-0, (31-29, 25-15, 25-21)
Biosi Indexa Sora Top Volley Latina Palasport “City of Frosinone”
3-2, (25-15, 25-13, 19-25, 23-25, 15-9)
Revivre Milano Cucine Lube Civitanova PalaYamamay
3-1, 26-24, 25-22, 24-26, 25-22)
BCC Castellana Grotte Calzedonia Verona PalaFlorio
Postponed until December 13, 2017

Cucine Lube Civitanova picked up a big road win against Revivre Milano behind 18 points from both Osmany Juantorena and Tsvetan Sokolov. The strong point for the team was in Micah Christenson, as he held consistent throughout the match to earn the MVP title for the win.

Bunge Ravenna picked up their first win of the season and over a strong competitor in Diatec Trentino. Paul Buchegger was instrumental in his team’s first win of the season with 19 points while handing Diatec Trentino their second loss of the year.

Remaining unbeaten so far this season are Sir Safety Conad Perugia along with Azimut Modena. Azimut Modena was led by American Max Holt in their win with eight points in crucial moments while Aaron Russell brought Sir Safety to a win over Wixo LPR Piacenza in three.

Top Performers



  • Points – Dusan Petkovic (Biosi Indexa Sora) – 32 points
  • Kills – Dusan Petkovic (Biosi Indexa Sora) – 31 kills
  • Aces – Paul Buchegger (Bunge Ravenna) – 5 aces
  • Blocks – Cristian Savani (Top Volley Latina) – 5 blocks


  • Max Holt (Azimut Modena)
  • Aaron Russell (Sir Safety Conad Perugia)
  • Gabriele Nelli (Kioene Padova)
  • Paul Buchegger (Bunge Ravenna)
  • Dusan Perkovic (Biosi Indexa Sora)
  • Micah Christenson (Cucine Lube Civitanova)


  1. Azimut Modena & Sir Safety Conad Perugia – 9
  2. Cucine Lube Civitanova – 6
  3. Revivre Milano – 5
  4. Bunge Ravenna, Diatec Trentino – 4
  5. BCC Castellana Grotte, Top Volley Latina, Kioene Padova, Gi Group Monza – 3
  6. Calzedonia Verona – 2
  7. Vibo Valentia, Biosi Indexa Sora – 1

Next Weeks Schedule

Week 4 – October 29
Home Team Visiting Team Facility
Diatec Trentino BCC Castellana Grotte Palatrento
Sir Safety Conad Perugia Revivre Milano PalaEvangelisti
Azimut Modena Wixo LPR Piacenza PalaSport G. Panini
Gi Group Monza Vibo Valentia Candy Arena
Bunge Ravenna Biosi Indexa Sora Pala De Andre
Top Volley Latina Cucine Lube Civitanova PalaBianchini
Kioene Padova Calzedonia Verona Kioene Arena

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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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