CORIGLIANO-ROSSANO – Eleventh round of the second round and last day of the regular season of the men’s Serie C championship. And here the calendar proposes the Corigliano – Rossano derby on the last day. Theater of the race the Palazzetto dello Sport in Viale Sant’Angelo in the urban area of Rossano. In front of the Perla di Calabria Pallavolo Rossano and Corigliano Volley, in a match that the Byzantine team is called to win to improve its position in the playoff grid, while the Ausonians have nothing more to ask for in this championship, which they played in a very flattering way given the very young age.
In fact Rossano is seventh with 36 points, preceded by Lamezia (same points but better set quotient) and Paola with 38, while Corigliano is brilliantly ninth with 16 points, but the eighth place, useful for the playoff zone, held by Tonno Callipo Calabria, is five points away and therefore unreachable. The Rossano team won the three points, winning 3-0. However, the Ausonians certainly did not demerit, playing for large stretches on a par with the Byzantines.
Rossano is placed with Massimo Limina setter, Antonio Buracci opposite, Mariopio Ruffo and Giorgio Russo central, Luigi Zangaro and Simone Lioi spikers, Andrea Graziano libero.
Corigliano unfortunately misses the training coupon: he puts Francesco Gabriele in the control room with Marco Monaco opposite, Davide Lupis and Natale Cerza in the center, Luigi Fasanella and Paolo De Angelis in the band, Francesco Lazzarano free, but, for a trivial exchange of numbers , the number of Alberto Salatino is indicated on the coupon instead of that of Francesco Gabriele. At the latter’s turn of service, the referee pair, regulation in hand, must reset the Ausonic score, so it starts again with Rossano leading 7-0 and the substitution Alberto Salatino – Francesco Gabriele.
At the change of field, however, eight consecutive points on Paolo De Angelis’ serve incredibly put Corigliano ahead. But it doesn’t last long as the Byzantines immediately take the lead 8-11 first and then 21-12. It closes 25-15, but Corigliano played a large fraction, considering the handicap start.
In the second set balance reigns supreme. After a start on 13-10 for the guests, the Byzantines catch up with their opponents on 15 all, and it goes on point by point until 21 all, but in the final the locals manage to find the definitive advantage over Giorgio Russo’s serve: it ends for 25-21. In the final, Francesco De Simone sees himself back on the field.
The third set sees Rossano take the field with Riccardo Cozzolino in the center, and the Byzantines start off with a great career on 5-1, consolidating the gap up to 14-5. However, the Ausonians react well and recover some points, but the final is 25-16. In the final Emanuele Vulcano and Francesco De Simone enter the field.
It was the last round of the championship, long won by Trade & Services Volley Bisignano, while the Pearl of Calabria Pallavolo Rossano ASD will have to wait for the Lamezia – Cosenza and Paola – Catanzaro matches (which will take place tomorrow) to know its place in the standings and, consequently, the opponent in the playoffs.