Italian Men: Diatec Trentino Upsets Modena In Five-Setter

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 04th, 2017 | Italian League, News, Pro Indoor

The big matchup of the week was Diatec Trentino and Azimut Modena – which did not disappoint. Trentino pulled the match out with a five-set win, making the comeback over a strong Modena squad.

This week was big for Modena’s coach as he was making his first comeback into the PalaTrento facility since leaving Trentino concluding last season. Unfortunately, he was unable to take down his former team on the road.

Round 10 Scores

*Winners are bolded

Round 10 – December 3
Home Team Visiting Team Facility Score
Diatec Trentino Azimut Modena Palatrento
3-2, (22-25, 28-26, 23-25, 27-25, 15-11)
Sir Safety Conad Perugia BCC Castellana Grotte PalaEvangelisti
3-0, (25-17, 29-27, 25-11)
Calzedonia Verona Cucine Lube Civitanova AGSM Forum
3-0, (25-12, 25-20, 25-18)
Gi Group Monza Top Volley Latina Candy Arena
3-1, (25-18, 25-19, 27-29, 25-18)
Bunge Ravenna Vibo Valentia Pala De Andre
3-1, (23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-13)
Kioene Padova Revivre Milano Kioene Arena
3-0, (25-22, 25-13, 25-13)
Biosi Indexa Sora Wixo LPR Piacenza Palasport “City of Frosinone”
3-1, (25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23)

Diatec Trentino had a well-balanced offense as they took down Azimut Modena in a tough five-set battle. Nicholas Hoag led the way with 19 points while four other Trentino players recorded double-digit points – Filippo Lanza (15), Aidan Zingel (12), Renee Teppan (11) and  Eder Carbonera (10). For Modena, both Earvin Ngapeth and Giulio Sabbi posted 21 points while Tine Urnaut made his comeback to the court after missing matches due to an injury by recording 12 points in the loss.

Revivre Milano downed Kioene Padova in straight sets behind a solid performance from Nimir Abdel-Aziz, who put down 19 points in the match, including five aces.

Aleksandar Atanasijevic led the way for Sir Safety Conad Perugia in their sweep over BCC Castellana Grotte, with a match-best 21 points. No players for Castellana recorded double-digit points.

Top Performers


  • Hitting percentage – Cucine Lube Civitanova (58.3%)
  • Reception percentage – Sir Safety Conad Perugia (39.5%)
  • Blocks – Gi Group Monza (14)
  • Points – Gi Group Monza (79)
  • Aces – Bunge Ravenna (14)


  • Points – Simon Hirsch (Gi Group Monza) – 24 points
  • Kills – Donovan Dzavoronok (Gi Group Monza) & Dusan Petkovic (Biosi Indexa Sora) – 19 kills
  • Aces – Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Revivre Milano) – 5 aces
  • Blocks – Edoardo Caneshi (Biosi Indexa Sora) – 6 blocks


  • Filippo Lanza (Diatec Trentino)
  • Aleksandar Atansijevic (Sir Safety Conad Perugia)
  • Osmany Juantorena (Cucine Lube Civitanova)
  • Donovan Dzavoronok (Gi Group Monza)
  • Cristian Gabriel Poglajen (Bunge Ravenna)
  • Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Revivre Milano)
  • Rasmus Breuning Nielsen (Wixo LPR Piacenza)


  1. Cucine Lube Civitanova – 29
  2. Sir Safety Conad Perugia – 27
  3. Azimut Modena – 24
  4. Bunge Ravenna – 20
  5. Wixo LPR Piacenza & Kioene Padova – 16
  6. Calzedonia Verona & Revivre Milano – 15
  7. Diatec Trentino – 14
  8. Top Volley Latina – 12
  9. Gi Group Monza – 9
  10. Vibo Valentia – 8
  11. BCC Castellana Grotte – 4
  12. Biosi Indexa Sora – 1

Next Rounds Schedule

Week 11 – December 10
Home Team Visiting Team Facility
Cucine Lube Civitanova Kioene Padova Eurosuole Forum
Azimut Modena Bunge Ravenna PalaSport G. Panini
Wixo LPR Piacenza Gi Group Monza Pala Banca
Vibo Valentia Diatec Trentino Pala Valentia
Top Volley Latina Sir Safety Conad Perugia PalaBianchini
Revivre Milano Calzedonia Verona PalaYamamay
BCC Castellana Grotte Biosi Indexa Sora PalaFlorio

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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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